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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.

UPDATE (December 10  4:09 p.m.):

The rumor about a person with a gun in Milford Mill Academy this morning has been determined to be a hoax.

This incident started with a rumor that had been circulating since early this morning that someone with a gun was going to shoot up the school. Just before 7:30 a.m., a 15-year-old ninth grade student that has disabilities entered the front entrance of the school and stood in the hallway for approximately 10 minutes. During this time, someone took a picture of the student. This picture then circulated via social media with the rumor that the student was the one who made the threat to shoot up the school. Another student received that information and forwarded it to a parent who called the school.

Police were able to identify the student in the picture and are interviewing him. Investigators believe that the student poses no threat to the school and the incident appears to be a rumor that got out of control.

Captain John McGann, commander of the Pikesville Precinct responded to the school to oversee the police response and investigation. He stated, “We take the safety of the students and staff at our schools very seriously. We will thoroughly investigate any possible threat.”

Update (December 10, 12:55 p.m.): Milford Mill Academy has been downgraded from a lockdown to an alert status. Definitions of alert status and lockdown are available online.

Original post:

At 11:09 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police received information that there was a gun inside of Milford Mill Academy, 3800 Washington Avenue 21244.

As a precaution, the school was placed on lockdown while police investigated the report.

The initial investigation has indicated that a parent reported that her child had received information about a threat against the school. So far, officers have not found a gun in the school and are working to identify the origin of the rumor about the threat.

Milford Mill Academy remains on lockdown.

The Pikesville Precinct commander is advising the parents to go to the Giant parking lot at 3602 Milford Mill Road where police will provide them with further information.

Update, December 3, 2014:

Two suspects have been charged in this case: Jatwan Derek Boston, 24, of the 4300 block of Parkton St., 21229; and David Orlando Grant, 32, of the 1500 block of W. Penrose St., 21214. Both are charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, first degree burglary and other charges.

Original article:

A 33-year-old Catonsville man was seriously injured Saturday night, November 29, when he was shot and stabbed in an apparent home invasion robbery.

Officers responded to a home in the 300 block of Suter Road, 21228, at 10:09 p.m. The victim, suffering from a gunshot wound, told police he lived next door and had run to a neighbor's house for help.

The ongoing investigation reveals that several male suspects forced their way into the victim's home, assaulted the victim with a gun and a knife and shot him several times. The suspects stole various personal items. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.

Detectives are investigating whether this was a targeted crime.

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