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A man was injured early Christmas morning after an altercation escalated into gunfire.

Police were called to the 8300 block of Pleasant Plains Road in Precinct 6 at approximately 3:22 a.m. Sunday morning after an argument between two acquaintences outside of a residence resulted in a struggle, ending with one man shooting the other man.

The victim, a 34-year-old man, was struck in an upper extremity and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.  He is expected to survive his injury.

The suspect, identified as Purnell Samuel Summerville (34) of the 1700 block of Waverly Way in Baltimore City, has been charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and Firearms charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (September 10  1:07 p.m.):

Christopher Swayer-Schweigman was released on September 5 on $100,000 bail.

He was taken into custody this morning by personnel from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services on a parole retake warrant (unrelated case). He is currently being held in the Maryland Reception Diagnostics and Classification Center in Baltimore.

UPDATE (September 5  10:29 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect charged in connection with the incident at Dulaney High School yesterday where two students were struck by pellets from a BB gun.

Christopher A Swayer-Schweigman (25) of the Unit block of Breezy Tree Court 21093 is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

Police were called to Dulaney High School in the 200 block of East Padonia Road 21093 just after 3 p.m. yesterday for a report of a shooting with a BB rifle. When they arrived on the scene, they were told that shots were being fired at athletes as they ran around a field at the school.

Officers found that two tenth grade students had been struck by the pellets. Those students were released to the custody of their parents who later took them to a local hospital for treatment.

Police were able to identify Swayer-Schweigman as the person responsible for the incident and took him into custody. The investigation indicated that he had been shooting a BB gun from a window of his upper floor apartment.

Detectives served a search and seizure warrant on Swayer-Schweigman’s apartment and recovered a BB rifle.

This incident remains under investigation by the Cockeysville/Precinct 7 Investigative Services Team.

Booking Photograph for Christopher A Swayer-Schweigman

UPDATE (September 4  7:22 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with this incident. The investigation is still active and the suspect is not expected to be officially charged until late tonight or tomorrow morning.

Investigators believe that there is no danger to the community.

Original release (September 4  5:15 p.m.):

Two tenth grade students -- a boy and a girl -- were struck by pellets from a BB gun this afternoon while they were running cross country on a football field behind Dulaney High School in Precinct 7/Cockeysville.

Both suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment by Baltimore County EMS providers. The students were released to the custody of their parents.

The incident, which occurred at about 3 p.m., is under investigation by the Cockeysville Precinct's Investigative Services Team.

Update, August 5:

The suspect in this case is Robert Lee Bolen, 64, of no fixed address. He has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of first degree assault and one count of use of a firearm to commit a felony. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The female victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Booking photo of Robert Lee Bolen

Booking photo of Robert Lee Bolen, charged in shooting at apartment leasing office in Precinct 11/Essex.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Original release:

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting this morning at the Carroll Park Apartments leasing office in the 200 block of Carroll Island Road near Bowleys Quarters.

A woman,47, suffered critical injuries and a man, 39, suffered non-life threatening injuries from gunshot wounds when a male suspect entered the leasing office of Carroll Park Apartments and opened fire with a long gun. Both victims are employees of the Carroll Park Apartments.

9-1-1 received a call for a shooting at 10:18 a.m. after a man entered the leasing office and fired at least one shot from a long gun at the woman. The suspect subsequently shot at the man, who had been ascending a staircase from the lower level of the building.  The suspect exited the building and returned to a van he had driven there. He placed the long gun on the hood of the van and remained there until he was approached by detectives, who were in the area on an unrelated investigation.  The suspect was taken into custody and the weapon recovered without any attempt from him to fight or flee. 

The 64-year-old suspect is held on pending charges.

The woman was flown by Medevac to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The man who was shot was treated and released at the scene by Baltimore County Fire Department EMS personnel.

The initial investigation indicates that at least one and possibly both victims was targeted by the suspect. Witnesses told police that the suspect is a former tenant of the apartment complex who had been evicted several months ago. Detectives have learned that the suspect has been involved in an ongoing dispute with several employees in the rental office.

 The incident remains under investigation Baltimore County Police's Violent Crimes Unit.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016