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UPDATE (April 5, 2016  8:49 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man who was found dead in an Eastpoint home yesterday morning as 21-year-old Marlo Delector Braxton of the 7500 block of Lange Street 21224. He did not live in the home in which he was found.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate this incident. Detectives do not believe that there is any danger to the community.

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

Original release (April 4, 2016  9:51 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man is found dead in an Eastpoint home.

Just after 4:30 a.m. this morning, police and fire personnel responded to a home in the 7500 block of Lange Street 21224 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male suffering from traumatic injuries. He was declared deceased at the scene.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Homicide 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.

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

Original release (April 2, 2016  8:24 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a crash in Dundalk today that left at least seven people injured.

Just after 1 p.m., police and fire personnel responded to the Trendz Hair Salon in the 7600 block of German Hill Road 21222 for a report of a crash. When personnel arrived on the scene, they discovered that a car had gone through the front of the salon.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that a Ford Crown Victoria was backing out of a parking space. It then went forward, up onto the curb, and through the front of the hair salon.

The women that was driving the vehicle and at least six women in the hair salon were injured. One woman inside the salon was briefly trapped. The injured women were taken to area hospitals for treatment. All are expected to survive.

This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

UPDATE (March 28, 2016  10:26 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the suspect in a Saturday night shooting in Dundalk as 30-year-old Erica Nicole Shifflett of the 7300 block of School Avenue 21222. Shifflett has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and related charges. She is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
Just after 7 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the 7300 block of School Avenue 21222 for a shooting. The investigation has indicated that Shifflett was trying to take her 7-year-old son from the location and became involved in an argument with her 31-year-old husband. When the husband went to take the son inside, Shifflett pulled out a gun and fired, injuring the husband and their son.
 
Family members took Shifflett to the ground and held her until police arrived.
 
The victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore county Police Department Violent Crimes Unit.
     

Booking photograph of Erica Nicole Shifflett

Original release (March 26, 2016  9:07 p.m.):

A man and his son were hospitalized tonight after being shot by the wife/mother. 
 
Police were dispatched to the 7300 block of School Avenue in Dundalk at approximately 7:05 p.m. for a call of a shooting. 
 
According to police, the 30-year-old female suspect had responded to the residence to take their 7-year-old son, at which time she and her 31-year-old husband became engaged in a verbal custody dispute in front of the home. The husband began to take their son inside the home when the wife pulled out a gun and fired, striking her husband in the upper body area and her son in the lower body area. Both victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.  
  
The female suspect was taken into custody at the scene. 
 
This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.
 
 

Revised April 6, 2016