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Baltimore County Police have made two arrests in connection with three homicides committed in Baltimore County during the months of May and June.

Terica Antoinette Evans (30) and Derrick Ramont Simmons (24), both of the unit block of Glyndale Court in Reisterstown, 21136, are charged with three counts of 1st Degree Murder each and other related charges in connection with the murders of Angel Luis Mendez Crespo (27) and Edgardo Castro Estremera (30) at the Motel 6 in Woodlawn on June 17 (read release here), and in connection with the murder of Kyle Jovan Fulton (24), who was gunned down near the intersection of Liberty Road at Liberty Place in Windsor Mill on May 24 (read release here).

Detectives were able to link Evans and Simmons to both incidents based on similarities in the crimes captured by area surveillance videos. Both are held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status pending trial.

Police have identified the man killed in a shooting in Woodlawn Monday night as William Earl Clinton (39) of the unit block of Castleford Court, 21244.

Neighbors heard multiple gunshots around 9:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Hallam Court. Clinton was found at the rear of the location a short time later. He was transported to St. Agnes Hospital where he later died from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. No suspect was seen at the time of the shooting.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact police at 410-307-2020 or to submit a tip through Metro Crime Stoppers.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

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 (May 23, 2017 1:42 p.m.):

The second victim of a 1st degree assault - arson - stemming from an altercation in White Marsh on December 4, 2015, has died.

Shawn Michael Scarinzi (25) of the 900 block of Topview Drive in Edgewood, 21040 died early yesterday morning, 17 months after being inadvertently set on fire during an altercation between his friend, David Benjamin Campbell, and the suspect, Christopher Harrison Jr.

After running out of gas on Pulaski Highway near Allender Road that afternoon, Campbell and Scarinzi were returning with containers of gasoline when an altercation erupted between Campbell and Harrison, resulting in Campbell punching Harrison. Harrison doused Campbell with gasoline and lit him on fire. Scarinzi, who was standing near Campbell with a container of gasoline, also became engulfed in flames. Both victims remained hospitalized until the time of their deaths.  

David Benjamin Campbell (22) of the unit block of Runway Court in Middle River, 21220, died on January 7, 2017. His death is ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A warrant was issued to Harrison for homicide charges on May 16, 2017. The results of an autopsy performed on Scarinzi are pending.

Harrison was taken into custody at the time of the incident and held without bail, and remains confined to the Department of Corrections after entering a guilty plea on July 28, 2016 to charges of 1st Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment, for which he was sentenced to 20 years and 5 years imprisonment, respectively, to be served consecutively.

Original release (December 7, 2015  12:51 p.m.):

At  4:42 p.m. on December 4, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Pulaski Highway and Allender Road 21162 for a report of a vehicle fire. When Fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found that two people, not a vehicle, had been set on fire.
 
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspect’s vehicle had run out of gas at the location at Pulaski and Allender Road. The suspect had just returned to his vehicle with a container of gas when he encountered the first victim. The suspect and the first victim have been involved in an ongoing dispute at work and became involved in an altercation. During the altercation, the suspect threw gasoline on the first victim and lit it on fire, and the first victim punched the suspect in the face. During the confrontation, gasoline that had ignited splashed onto a second victim, injuring him. The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended nearby.
 
The victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious burns. Their current conditions are unknown.
 
Detectives identified the suspect as 28-year-old Christopher Harrison Jr of the 900 block of Top View Drive 21040. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Booking Photograph of Christopher Harrison Jr
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017