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Two men have died in fires since Friday, one in Middle River and another in Parkville.

2600 block E. Putty Hill Ave.

Yesterday, David Meredith Smith, 56, of the 2600 block of E. Putty Hill Ave., Parkville, died of injuries sustained in an apartment fire at the same address.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled the fire accidental, with careless smoking as the cause.

Baltimore County Fire Department crews were dispatched to this fire at 4:07 p.m. The fire originated in the victim's bedroom -- on the third floor of the garden-style apartment building -- and was mostly contained to that unit.

Fire crews located the victim, administered medical care and transported him to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

10000 block of Crane Lane

Howard Francis Holehan, 67, of the 10000 block of Crane Lane, Middle River, 21220, died January 27 of injuries sustained in a one-alarm fire at his home. Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled the fire accidental, caused by careless use of smoking materials.

Fire Department crews responded to the Crane Lane home at about 5:35 p.m. The victim, who is disabled, was declared deceased at the scene. No one else was in the home at the time of the fire.

Original release (November 23, 2016  7:50 a.m.):

A man was injured Tuesday night after being shot by an acquaintance. 

Two men met up on the parking lot of the Parkway Crossing Shopping Center in the 2400 block of McClean Boulevard in Parkville at approximately 10:54 p.m. Tuesday night. The two men had some sort of an exchange that led to one man being shot at least one time in the lower portion of his body. That adult male victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. 

The suspect fled the area and remains outstanding at this time. 

This crime is under investigation by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020

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 Metro Crime Stoppers is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government.

UPDATE (July 26, 2016  12:08 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in connection with a shooting yesterday that left a man injured.
Shyheim Alshameek McCoy (18), of the 2400 block of Perring Manor Road 21234, and Andre Malik Dukes (21) of the 1200 block of Halstead Road 21234, have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related offenses. Both men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
The investigation into this incident has indicated that McCoy and Dukes followed the 19-year-old male victim into an alley in the 1100 block of Pelhamwood Road 21234. While in the alley, McCoy produced a handgun and shot the victim several times. Investigators believe that the shooting was the result of a dispute between the suspects and the victim.
The victim was treated at an area hospital and is expected to survive.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Original release (July 25, 2016  3:45 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred this afternoon in the Parkville area.

Police and Fire personnel responded to the 1100 block of Pelhamwood Road in Precinct 6/Towson for a report of a shooting. The investigation shows that the victim, a man, was walking along an alleyway off of Pelhamwood Road when he noticed three people following him. One of those people was armed with a gun.

The victim ran as the armed suspect fired several shots. The victim was struck in the thigh and transported to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Revised September 27, 2016