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On February 19, 2017, Baltimore County Police were called to Franklin Square Hospital for a shooting victim who walked into the hospital. The victim suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper body and claimed that he was shot somewhere along Route 40 by an unknown suspect. The victim, Donte Moore, 24, of the 3200-block of Lyndale Avenue, 21213, was later released after treatment. Detectives have been unable to confirm a location or details surrounding this incident.

Just after midnight on February 20, 2017, County officers responded to the 6100-block of St. Regis Road, 21206 for a shooting. Upon arrival, police found an 18 year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. The victim, Marcus Tucker, 18, of the 6100-block of St. Regis Road, 21206 was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries. Police believe that this is an isolated incident at this time.

If anyone has information about these incidents, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Beginning Saturday, March 4 through Saturday, April 1, Baltimore County Police will work with area children to sharpen their basketball skills. The basketball clinic is free to County kids 8 to 14.

This year an extra clinic has been added to the schedule. On March 17, children and officers will meet at Loch Raven Middle School, 8101 LaSalle Road, Towson from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Officers from around the County will share their basketball tips and know-how with the youngsters. The children and police officers will play on state-of-the-art courts to develop their skills in teamwork and hoops.

The Baltimore County Police basketball clinics will run from 9 a.m. to noon, unless otherwise noted, on each of the following dates at the locations listed below.

  • March 4: Liberty Road Resource Center, 3505 Resource Drive, 21133
  • March 17: Loch Raven Middle School, 8101 LaSalle Road, 21286 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • March 25: Leadership Through Athletics Center, 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road, 21227
  • April 1: Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road, 21222

The children will also learn more about the police officers who work in their neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity for police officers and youngsters to interact with each other. The officers are great role models for young people.

Download and submit the Basketball Clinic permission slip/waiver (PDF) to register for a basketball clinic near you.

Kids are encouraged to invite their friends. There is nothing like a good game of “bball” with friends from your neighborhood. Plus there will be free water bottles and snacks for all.

Time to have fun!

The Baltimore County Police Department confirms 34 homicides in 2016.

All but six of those cases have been cleared. BCoPD’s Homicide Unit’s clearance rate continues to exceed state and national averages. Its overall clearance rate for 2016 – which under FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines includes cases from previous years that were solved this year – stands at 106 percent. Nine cases from previous years were solved in 2016.

FBI statistics show the national clearance rate for murder in 2015 at 61.5 percent.

“I continue to be very proud of the men and women of the Baltimore County Police Department," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "They work hard to develop positive relationships in the community, and trust is a major factor in the outstanding clearance rates the department delivers year in and year out.”

Cases are “cleared” by arrest of a suspect or by exceptional means, such as death of the offender or the victim’s refusal to cooperate with prosecution after the offender has been identified.

“Our clearance rates for murder are a noteworthy accomplishment, and I am grateful to our detectives, officers and professional staff for it,” said Police Chief Jim Johnson. “Some cases are solved within days, some take years. What’s important for our citizens, and the families of victims, is to know that the men and women who work these homicide cases never give up on them no matter how long it takes. Our clearance rates are proof of that.”

Baltimore County – with a population of more than 823,000 people – confirms 33 homicides in 2015.

Revised September 27, 2016