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Baltimore County Police are investigating a double shooting in Lansdowne.

At approximately 7:23 p.m. Sunday night, a man and woman who had just parked in front of the unit block of Silerton Road, 21227 in Precinct 1, were both struck when shots were fired by an unidentified suspect. Both victims were transported to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma for treatment and are expected to survive their wounds. Police believe one or both victims were targeted by the suspect.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information on this shooting 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 www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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 good Samaritan stopped and held a suspect who was fleeing from a robbery yesterday afternoon in Halethorpe.

Police arrived on the scene to find the man kneeling on the suspected robber about a block from where the robbery occurred.

The initial call to police came at 4:14 p.m. from a security company when an employee pushed a holdup alarm button during the robbery.  The suspect entered Baltimore Highlands Pharmacy in the 4100 block of Annapolis Road, pointed a gun at an employee and demanded pills and pharmaceuticals that are kept in a locked area. The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Robert James Richter of the 5400 block of East Drive in Halethorpe, then fled the location on foot. During the robbery another employee was having a telephone conversation with the man who would eventually subdue the suspect. When the employee told him they were being robbed he immediately responded from a nearby location. When he arrived, the employees pointed out the suspect, who had stopped a short distance from the pharmacy. The man gave chase and, after a brief altercation with Richter, subdued him and held him until police arrived and took Richter into custody.

Police recovered the gun which was then determined to be a pellet gun.

Richter is charged with armed robbery, first degree assault, and grand theft. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (December 15, 2016  12:28 p.m.):

The suspect shot by a vehicle owner in Halethorpe Wednesday morning has been identified as 17-year-old Timothy James Rivera of the 200 block of Furrow Street 21223. Rivera has been charged as an adult with first-degree assault, theft, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a man observed Rivera breaking into his vehicle so he took a rifle outside and confronted Rivera. Rivera swung a knife or screwdriver at the man, cutting his hand. The man shot Rivera once and Rivera ran from the scene. He was later located, taken into custody, and treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to an upper extremity.

​The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

After the investigation is complete, the actions of the man who shot Rivera will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

 

   

   

   

   

   

 

   

   

   

   

 

Original release (December 15, 2016  8 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a Halethorpe man shot someone trying to break into his car.

Just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, police responded to a home in the 100 block of Hazel Avenue 21227 for a report of a theft from auto. The investigation has indicated that a 44-year-old man observed a suspect breaking into his vehicle so he took a rifle outside and confronted the suspect. The suspect swung a knife or screwdriver at him and he shot the suspect once. The 17-year-old suspect fled the scene, but was later located and taken into custody. He was treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to an upper extremity. 

​The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit and will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016