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The officer involved in this shooting has been identified as Officer Downs, assigned to Precinct 6/Towson. He joined BCoPD in June 2013 and has no prior combat shootings.

Original release:

On April 12, 2017 just before 4:30 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for a suspect breaking into cars in the area of Hillendale Road and Northview Road, 21234.

A Baltimore County officer arrived in the area of the call and observed a man attempting to conceal himself from the officer's view, turning his back towards the officer. The officer approached the man and called out to him. As the officer walked in his direction, the man turned around facing the officer and reached for a gun inside of the waistband of his pants. The officer observed the suspect reaching for the gun and yelled for the man to stop. The suspect continued to pull the gun and the officer fired multiple shots from his service weapon.

The suspect was struck and suffered a wound to the lower body. A handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting. 

The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment. The suspect's condition is unknown at this time.

The Baltimore County Police Department is conducting its investigation and will submit the case to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office for their review. 

Updates will be provided as additional information is made available. 

A young man was discovered deceased in the rear yard of his Parkville area townhome by a relative early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Dartmouth Avenue in Precinct 6 around 1:16 a.m. after a relative returning home found the man in the yard. He is identified as 18-year-old Emmanuel Ime Enyam. The initial investigation reveals he suffered at least one gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are unsure how long the man was there before he was discovered.

Baltimore County Homicide detectives continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 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, 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.

A 28-year-old man died Sunday when an early morning fire heavily damaged his Parkville area home.

Daniel James Hutchins, of the 8700 block of Lackawanna Ave., 21234 was found by Baltimore County fire crews, deceased in the second floor master bedroom after a one-alarm fire. The cause of the fire remains undetermined. Baltimore County fire investigators determined the fire was not intentionally set.

A dog also died in the fire.

Two other people, as well as another dog, were on the first floor at the time of the fire and managed to escape just as the stairway collapsed. Hutchins, tragically, was trapped upstairs and could not escape.

Fire crews responded at 3:44 a.m. The first arriving unit, Parkville's Engine 10, found the home fully involved with fire, with fire venting through the roof. For about an hour, the fire was too intense to permit firefighters to enter the building.

When fire crews did enter the building, they found that the fire had burned multiple holes through the floor, as well as a 20' by 10' hole in the roof; at one point commanders ordered all personnel to evacuate for safety.

Revised September 27, 2016