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UPDATE (July 29  1:51 p.m.):

After a bail review, Carl Ross is now being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original release (July 29  10:04 a.m.):

On July 1, a detective with the Baltimore County Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit was conducting a check of the Internet for persons sharing child pornography. During that time, the detective identified a source that was sharing pornographic images of children.

Further investigation indicated that this source was located in a home in the Unit block of Pelczar Avenue 21221. On July 28, detectives served a search and seizure warrant on that home. Recovered during the search warrant was a computer and a cell phone. A preliminary review of the computer indicated that it contained child pornography. The Baltimore County Police Digital and Multi-Media Evidence Unit will conduct a detailed forensic examination.

The investigation has indicated that 28-year-old Carl Ross of the home in the Unit block of Pelczar Avenue 21221 was responsible for the child pornography on the computer recovered during the search and seizure warrant. The investigation also indicated that he knowingly and willfully received and shared child pornography.

During the investigation, detective also learned that Carl Ross had committed a sexual offense against a 10-year-old girl.

Carl Ross has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography as well as sexual abuse of a minor and related charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $275,000 bail.

Booking Photograph of Carl Ross

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Monday morning shooting in Essex that left a man injured.

Around 12:30 a.m., police responded to the 1900 block of Old Eastern Avenue 21221 for a report of an assault. When they arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to a lower extremity. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

The victim told police that he was in the area when he was approached by the suspect who shot him once.

While detectives were investigating this incident, they learned that the victim had been involved in recent criminal activity for which he has been charged. Further details are not being released because the suspect has not been identified yet and there is a concern for the victim's safety.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violet Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

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. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

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.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (June 30  12:07 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged three suspects in connection with the June 27 shooting in Middle River that left two men injured.

  • Tyree Dawon Barnes (16 – charged as an adult) of the 1100 block of North Mount Street 21217
  • Andre Omar Walker (19) of the 600 block of Sopwith Drive 21220
  • Tavon Tamar Hill (21) of the 1600 block of Light Street 21230

All three suspects have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. They are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim and Walker met Barnes and Hill in the 600 block of Sopwith Drive 21220. Barnes produced a pellet gun to rob Walker. Walker then produced a handgun and began firing; striking the victim and Barnes.

The victim and Barnes were transported to area hospitals for treatment and are expected to survive.

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

Booking Photograph for Tavon Tamar Hill

Booking Photograph for Tyree Dawon Barnes

Booking Photograph for Andre Omar Walker

Original release (June 27  8:39 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning in Middle River that left two people injured.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that just before 1 a.m., an adult male and juvenile male were in the 600 block of Sopwith Drive 21220 when they were both shot by an unknown suspect. Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment and are expected to survive.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

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)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

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