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Today, Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges in memory of a fallen hero.

Lieutenant Michael Howe, the former commander of the Baltimore County Police Tactical Unit, died on August 11, 2008 as a result of a massive stroke. On August 10, 2008, Lieutenant Howe was with his unit at the scene of a murder-suicide in Precinct 4/Pikesville. When he returned home after that incident, he collapsed, and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died the next afternoon.

Original release (June 26):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting early Thursday morning in Windsor Mill that left two men injured.

At 12:17 a.m., police responded to the Golden Dragon restaurant in the 8100 block of Liberty Road 21244 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they were unable to locate any victims. The victims were later located at an area hospital.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that the two adult male victims had been standing in a group of people on the parking lot when they were each shot once by the suspect. Both victims 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.

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:

A Sunday morning shooting in Lochearn has left a woman injured.

At 9:40 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to an area hospital for a report of a subject that had walked into the facility with a gunshot wound.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the adult female victim and the suspect had become involved in an argument in a home in the 3700 block of Essex Road 21207. During the argument, the suspect shot the victim once in the upper body. The suspect then drove the victim to a hospital.

The victim is listed in good condition.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Shamar Sheldon Walcott of the 3700 block of Essex Road 21207. He has been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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

Booking Photograph For Shamar Sheldon Walcott

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