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  1. Police Investigating Homicide in Catonsville The Baltimore County Police Depar...

    Police Investigating Homicide in Catonsville

    The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating a double shooting that left one man dead in the 7000-block of Upper Mills Circle, 21228.

    On September 15, at 5:54 p.m., a Baltimore County Police supervisor was in the area of Johnnycake Road and Upper Mills Circle, 21228, when he heard the sounds of gunshots. The police officer investigated the sounds and found a male victim running down the street suffering from at least one gunshot to the back. Police were able to determine that the suspects had fled the area in a red van and broadcasted the information to other police units in the area. Police officers located the red van fleeing westbound on Route 40 West (The Baltimore National Pike) towards the Howard County line. The suspects driving the red van crashed into numerous vehicles, including police cars while fleeing from the crime scene. Baltimore County Police were able to get the van stopped and took the two male suspects into custody on Route 40 at the Baltimore County/Howard County line at the bridge.

    There were two male victims, one was found deceased inside a car in the 7000-block of Upper Mills Circle. The second victim, who was found running from the scene by police was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His condition at this time is unknown. There were no injuries to the police involved in the pursuit and apprehension.

    The two male suspects were taken to a police facility, where they will face murder charges along with a list of other charges. Baltimore County Homicide investigators are handling this case.
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    Investigating homicide Johnnycake Rd & Upper Mill Circle. 2 persons shot (1 deceased) & 2 suspects in custody after pursuit. ^RM
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    It's Child Passenger Safety Week. Is your child using the right seat?

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Image of Chief Johnson from the Baltimore County Police Department.Police Chief Jim Johnson is one of nine “Gun Violence Champions of Change” – chosen from across the nation – who will be honored by the White House Thursday, April 3, in ceremonies at The White House. The Champions of Change award presentation is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event will be live streamed at 10 a.m. on April 3 at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

Additional information about the Champions of Change program is available at www.whitehouse.gov/champions.

"Chief Jim Johnson is truly one of the finest and most effective law enforcement professionals ever to wear the badge," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "I congratulate him on this most prestigious honor and am very glad that he calls Baltimore County home."

White House Announcement

Here is the text of the White House’s announcement:

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 3, the White House will honor 9 grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. Although a minority of the Senate voted down common-sense legislation, the Administration is continuing to take key steps to reduce gun violence by implementing more than 23 executive actions and elevating successful local efforts. This week, the Administration will highlight the critical work some of these local leaders have spearheaded to make their neighborhoods safer and to keep firearms out of the wrong hands.

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama declared, “Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day. I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say ‘we are not afraid,’ and I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook.”

The White House created the Champions of Change program to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower, inspire and support members of their communities …

  • James Johnson, Chief of Police, Baltimore County; Chair, National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore County, MD, Police Chief Jim Johnson began his career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1979 as a Cadet in the 911 Center and served in every sworn rank in the Department before being named Chief of Police in June 2007. Chief Johnson holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA). He is MCCA’s representative to and Chairs the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (the Partnership), a coalition of nine national law enforcement leadership organizations.

Chief Johnson works daily in his own jurisdiction to reduce incidents of gun violence and make his community safer. A highly respected leader in his state and at the national level, Chief Johnson is an active voice for law enforcement on the policies and practices that will help reduce gun violence. A gun owner and hunter, Chief Johnson has been an effective advocate for sensible policies that protect the rights of law abiding gun owners while keeping guns out of dangerous hands and excessive firepower off our streets. In 2013 Chief Johnson testified before Congress in support of expanding background checks to all purchasers, and was instrumental in changing Maryland’s law prohibiting assault weapons and limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines. He holds a Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore. ...

Detectives continue to investigate the shooting in front of the Fire and Ice Hookah Lounge in Randallstown that left three people injured. The assistance of the public is needed to identify the suspect in this case.

Captain Don Roby, Commander of the Crimes Against Persons Section, stated "Information from witnesses is one of the most crucial components of a successful investigation and subsequent prosecution. Information on this case is what we need more of. We are urging members of the public who have even the smallest bit of information to call us. Even if they think that the information they have will not make a difference, it could be the bit of information that helps us solve this crime. People who contact us can remain anonymous."

On February 2 at 4:06 a.m., police responded to the Fire and Ice Hookah Lounge in the 3500 block of Brenbrook Drive in Randallstown for a report of a shooting. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered three adult male victims with gunshot wounds in front of the establishment. The victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment and have since been released.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victims were in front of the Fire and Ice Hookah Lounge when they became involved in an argument with another group of people. During the argument, the suspect appeared and fired several shots, striking the victims. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male who might have been wearing a black hoodie. He might have had short corn rows or braided hair.
 

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers:

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline Leads to the arrest and indictment, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from MCS.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline available 24-Hours a day toll free

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE: The suspect that was arrested in connection with the February 22 shooting at the Dukes Motel in Rosedale has been identified as 24-year-old Akeem Raghib Smith of the 8200 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just before 7:30 a.m. on February 22, Baltimore County Police responded to the Dukes Motel located in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway for a shooting call. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate a suspect or a victim.

One of the responding officers observed a man fitting the description of the possible shooter, walking into a nearby Royal Farm store, also in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway, 21237. Noticing the officer, the man walked out of the store and attempted to run from the police. The man was detained after a brief foot pursuit. Officers located a handgun inside the store. Officers continued their investigation and placed the man under arrest.

It was determined that the man had an argument with a woman inside a room at the Dukes Motel. The woman left the room and got into her car to leave the area. The suspect shot into the tire of the car to prevent the woman from leaving, but she continued to drive away. Witnesses claim that the suspect fired additional shots at the car, as the woman drove off of the parking lot.

The victim was later located by police, safe and unharmed. No one was harmed during the incident. Additional information will not be available until the suspect is formally charged by police.

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