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UPDATE (May 23, 2017 3:55 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged Antonio Tremayne Jones (45) of the 4900 block of Aberdeen Avenue in Baltimore, 21206, with the shooting of the Baltimore City Police Officer last Thursday. Jones is the estranged husband of the victim's girlfriend.

Jones is charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, and the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original Release (May 18, 2017 10:23 a.m.):

An off-duty Baltimore Police officer was shot last night at his home in Gwynn Oak.

Around 11:22 p.m. yesterday, police from the Woodlawn Precinct were dispatched to a the home after a man, later determined to be a 50-year-old off-duty city officer, was shot through his front door. 

The victim went to answer a knock at his front door but was shot through the door before opening it. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injury.

This shooting continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

Detectives are exploring whether this was a targeted shooting. Detectives do not believe the shooting is connected to any criminal activity on the part of the victim.

Police are withholding the victim's address due to safety concerns.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (April 28, 2017 11:50 p.m.):

Police have identified and arrested the suspect wanted in the serious assault of a man in Gwynn Oak on April 9.

The suspect, identified as Sean Devalle Russell (30) of the 600 block of Nicodemus Road, 21136, turned himself in to police at the Franklin precinct just after 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

Russell is charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

 

Original Release (April 25, 2017 3:37 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying this suspect in connection with a serious assault of a man in Gwynn Oak on April 9.

The assault took place on a parking lot in the 1700 block of Woodlawn Drive around 8 p.m. after a confrontation occurred between the suspect and the victim. The victim was treated at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma for serious injuries to his face and body when he was punched and kicked numerous times by this suspect and then additional suspects who joined in on the assault.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or additional information on this incident is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. This crime continues to be investigated by the Woodlawn precinct Investigative Services Team.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

Police have identified the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Windsor Mill Road Sunday evening.

Rodney Toussaint (44) of the 3700 block of Valley Hill Drive in Randallstown was killed when his motorcycle struck the driver side of a 2017 Nissan Altima as they were both entering the intersection at Windsor Mill Road and Lawnwood Circle from different directions around 5:30 p.m. last night. Mr. Toussaint was ejected from the motorcycle, striking the Nissan, and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the Nissan was uninjured and remained at the scene.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this incident to determine which vehicle was at fault in the crash. 

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016