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Original release (October 19, 2016  9:12 a.m.):

A pedestrian died after he was struck by a car on Frederick Road Monday morning.

The preliminary crash investigation has indicated that around 10 a.m., a man was attempting to stop his dog from running into the roadway. He stepped into the east-bound lane of Frederick Road near River Road, 21228, and was struck by a 2000 Toyota Solara that had been traveling east-bound on Frederick Road.

The injured man was transported to the R Adams Cowley shock Trauma Center where he died just after 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. He has been identified as 41-year-old Paul Gutoski Johnson of Pasadena.

The Toyota Solara remained at the scene.

The dog was not injured.

This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

UPDATE (October 9, 2016  4:56 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the UMBC student as 17-year-old Eric Thomas Askins from Hollywood, Maryland. Askins was a freshman at UMBC.

Original release (October 9, 2016  9:57 a.m.):

At 12:34 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the UMBC campus in the 1000 block of Hilltop Circle 21250 after a student was found unconscious. The student was declared deceased at the scene by medical personnel.

There were no signs of foul play. The official cause of death will be determined by the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is investigating this death. The Homicide Unit investigates sudden deaths where the cause is not apparent.

This investigation is classified as a death investigation.

UPDATE (October 7, 2016  11:01 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a September 27 shooting in Catonsville.

Marco Patrick Morra (18) of the 600 block of Meyers Drive 21228 and Ryan Mathew Young (20) of the 1400 block of Lafayette Avenue 21207 have both been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. Both men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just before 4 p.m. on September 27, police responded to a wooded area near Geipe Road and North Rolling Road for a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 23-year-old man suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The investigation indicated that the victim had gone to the location and met with the suspects in the wooded area. While they were in the wooded area, the victim was shot at least one time.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit identified Morra and Young as the suspects.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.​

Original release (September 27, 2016  8:33 p.m.):

A man is in critical condition after being shot at least once in the upper body in a wooded area in Catonsville. 
Police were dispatched to a wooded area near Geipe Road and North Rolling Road at 3:50 p.m for call of a shooting after the victim's friend heard gunshots. The victim, a 23-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries to the upper body.  
Multiple suspects were seen fleeing the area and are still outstanding. 
Police believe this victim was targeted. 
This crime is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. 
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or a Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP

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If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

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Revised September 27, 2016