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UPDATE (May 16, 2016  8:21 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has released more information on the hatchet attack in Middle River that left two people injured. 

Further investigation has indicated that the suspect and a woman had come to the Wampler Road location and were watching television. At some point, the suspect went into the bathroom and when he came out, he was holding a hatchet. He attacked a man and a woman at the location with the hatchet and took the woman’s purse before fleeing the scene.  The hatchet and the woman’s purse were located nearby. There was $150 in cash missing from the purse.

Both victims were treated at an area hospital and have since been released.

An officer, along with one of the suspect’s relatives, located him in the basement of a home where he stayed in the 300 block of Grovethorn Road 21221. The suspect appeared from under some steps and was holding a large knife which he used to cut his own neck. The suspect fell and dropped the knife, but then lunged toward the knife and the officer. Fearing for her safety and the safety of the relative, the officer fired one shot at the suspect.

The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Travis Jay Hunt of the 300 block of Grovethorn Road 21220.

Monday afternoon, Baltimore County Police obtained an arrest warrant for Hunt. The arrest warrant charges him with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, armed robbery, and related charges. Hunt remains in critical but stable condition at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and has not been served with the arrest warrant yet.

The officer involved in this shooting incident has been identified as Officer Andujo who is assigned to the Essex Precinct. She has been with the Baltimore County Police Department for a year and a half.

UPDATE (May 15, 2016  1:24 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to investigate an officer involved shooting in Middle River Saturday night.

Further investigation has indicated that sometime before 7 p.m., the suspect went to a home in the 200 block of Wampler Road 21221 with a woman. While the suspect was there, he assaulted a man and a woman with a hatchet. Neither victim knew the suspect. The victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. The woman was later released, but the man remains hospitalized.

Further investigation has also indicated that police determined that the suspect lived in a home in the 300 block of Grovethorn Road 21221. An officer arrived at the home and was let inside by a relative. The relative led the officer downstairs to where the suspect stayed. The suspect appeared from under some steps and was holding a large knife which he used to cut his neck. The suspect fell and dropped the knife, but then lunged toward the knife and the officer. Fearing for her safety and the safety of the relative, the officer fired one shot at the suspect.

Other officers arriving at the scene rendered aid to the suspect until EMS personnel arrived. The suspect was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he is in critical but stable condition.

The officer is on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.

The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time because he faces possible charges in connection to the incident.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit investigates all police involved shootings. When the investigation is complete, the results will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

Original release (May 14, 2016  11:22 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting in Middle River.

Just before 7 p.m. tonight, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 200 block of Wampler Road 21220 for an assault. The preliminary investigation into that incident has indicated that the suspect (an adult male) assaulted a man and a woman at the location. Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.

The suspect was later located in the basement of a home in the 300 block of Grovethorn Road 21220. The preliminary investigation has indicated that during an interaction between the suspect and an officer, the officer shot the suspect once. The suspect had a knife and some cut marks on his neck which investigators believe to be self-inflicted.

The suspect was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment.

The officer will be placed on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit investigates all police involved shootings. When the investigation is complete, the results will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

UPDATE (February 17, 2016, 11:15 a.m.):

Police have identified the man and woman involved in yesterday's domestic-related murder-suicide. The man is Muhammadu S. Igomigoh, 49, of the 300 block of Shagbark Rd., 21220; the woman is Nnenna L. Ogbonna, 44, of the 700 block of Northrup Lane, 21220.

The homicide investigation shows that Igomigoh shot Ogbanna, his estranged girlfriend, before turning the gun on himself.

The two have two children in common but no longer lived together. Detectives determined that Igomigoh visited Ogbonna's home yesterday, and the two argued over financial matters.

The handgun Igomigoh used was legally registered to him. Igomigoh also had a "carry" permit for the gun, which he used in his employment as a security guard.

UPDATE (February 16, 2016 4:12 p.m.):

This incident is now being investigated as a domestic related murder /suicide.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Original release (February 16, 2016  1:31 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting at a home in Middle River.

At 12:26 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 700 block of Northrop Lane 21220 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both people were declared deceased at the scene.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Starting today, the Fire Department will expand EMS service at four stations where demand for emergency medical calls is especially high.

Four Advanced Life Support medic units (ambulances) added last September to enhance service during peak evening hours now will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. The four medics are located at the Woodlawn, Pikesville, Golden Ring and Middle River fire stations.

EMS calls account for the overwhelming majority of Fire Department responses. In 2014, BCoFD responded to 91,521 EMS incidents, out of 126,686 total incidents.

"Every Baltimore County citizen deserves to know that trained EMTs and paramedics will be there to help when he or she needs it," said Fire Chief John Hohman. "The demand for EMS service continues to grow, and we recognize the need to grow with it."

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016