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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.

Booking photo of Franklin Rider, 19, arrested for assaulting a police officer.A police officer from Precinct 1/Wilkens was injured yesterday when he was assaulted by an armed suspect in the 1900 block of Halethorpe Ave., 21227.

The officer was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with injuries sustained when the suspect -- Franklin A. Rider, 19, of the 1900 block of Halethorpe Ave.,  punched him repeatedly in the face with a closed fist.

Rider is charged with first degree assault, assault on a police officer and other offenses. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Police were called to the Halethorpe Avenue location at about 6:30 p.m. for a call of a disturbance. Rider's mother told police that her son was "destroying the house." The suspect, Rider, fled when police called out to him, and when officers caught up with him outside the home they saw what appeared to be a handgun in one of his hands and a knife in the other. The suspect dropped the weapons when ordered by police and immediately began physically to assault one of the officers. The officer used pepper spray to subdue the suspect so he could be placed under arrest.

The weapons -- initially believed to be a knife and a small handgun -- were a pair of scissors and a lighter shaped like a handgun. The investigation found that the suspect was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The injured officer is a 3 1/2 year-veteran of BCoPD, Officer First Class J. Myers. He has been released from the hospital and continues to recuperate.

UPDATE (July 2):

Baltimore County Police have located Ashani John Salmon and taken him into custody. He is wanted in connection with a June 16 shooting outside of Pejus bar in Gwynn Oak.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that Ashani John Salmon shot the victim during an argument.

Ashani John Salmon is charged with attempted first degree murder and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Booking photo for Ashani John Salmon

UPDATE (June 24):

Baltimore County Police have obtained an arrest warrant charging 21-year-old Ashani John Salmon in connection with the June 16 shooting at a night club in Woodlawn.

Ashani John Salmon is a black male, Jamacian, 5’04”, 150 to 160 pounds, short hair, with light skin. He frequents the west side of Baltimore.

Ashani John Salmon may be armed and should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information on Ashani John Salmon or his whereabouts is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (June 16):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in front of the Pejus Restaurant/Lounge in the 1700 block of Woodlawn Drive 21207 early this morning.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that at approximately 2:05 a.m., the victims became involved in an argument with the suspect in front of the Pejus Restaurant/Lounge. During the argument, the suspect produced a handgun and fired it at the victims several times. The suspect then fled the scene.

Both victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and released.

This incident is under active investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

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)

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Revised June 27, 2017