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UPDATE (May 23, 2017 1:42 p.m.):

The second victim of a 1st degree assault - arson - stemming from an altercation in White Marsh on December 4, 2015, has died.

Shawn Michael Scarinzi (25) of the 900 block of Topview Drive in Edgewood, 21040 died early yesterday morning, 17 months after being inadvertently set on fire during an altercation between his friend, David Benjamin Campbell, and the suspect, Christopher Harrison Jr.

After running out of gas on Pulaski Highway near Allender Road that afternoon, Campbell and Scarinzi were returning with containers of gasoline when an altercation erupted between Campbell and Harrison, resulting in Campbell punching Harrison. Harrison doused Campbell with gasoline and lit him on fire. Scarinzi, who was standing near Campbell with a container of gasoline, also became engulfed in flames. Both victims remained hospitalized until the time of their deaths.  

David Benjamin Campbell (22) of the unit block of Runway Court in Middle River, 21220, died on January 7, 2017. His death is ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A warrant was issued to Harrison for homicide charges on May 16, 2017. The results of an autopsy performed on Scarinzi are pending.

Harrison was taken into custody at the time of the incident and held without bail, and remains confined to the Department of Corrections after entering a guilty plea on July 28, 2016 to charges of 1st Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment, for which he was sentenced to 20 years and 5 years imprisonment, respectively, to be served consecutively.

Original release (December 7, 2015  12:51 p.m.):

At  4:42 p.m. on December 4, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Pulaski Highway and Allender Road 21162 for a report of a vehicle fire. When Fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found that two people, not a vehicle, had been set on fire.
 
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspect’s vehicle had run out of gas at the location at Pulaski and Allender Road. The suspect had just returned to his vehicle with a container of gas when he encountered the first victim. The suspect and the first victim have been involved in an ongoing dispute at work and became involved in an altercation. During the altercation, the suspect threw gasoline on the first victim and lit it on fire, and the first victim punched the suspect in the face. During the confrontation, gasoline that had ignited splashed onto a second victim, injuring him. The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended nearby.
 
The victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious burns. Their current conditions are unknown.
 
Detectives identified the suspect as 28-year-old Christopher Harrison Jr of the 900 block of Top View Drive 21040. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Booking Photograph of Christopher Harrison Jr

On February 19, 2017, Baltimore County Police were called to Franklin Square Hospital for a shooting victim who walked into the hospital. The victim suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper body and claimed that he was shot somewhere along Route 40 by an unknown suspect. The victim, a 24-year-old man, was later released after treatment. Detectives have been unable to confirm a location or details surrounding this incident.

Just after midnight on February 20, 2017, County officers responded to the 6100 block of St. Regis Road, 21206 for a shooting. Upon arrival, police found an 18 year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries. Police believe that this is an isolated incident at this time.

If anyone has information about these incidents, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Original release (October 25, 2016  9:37 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is investigating after a man was struck and killed by a vehicle on Pulaski Highway in Rosedale late last night.

The preliminary crash investigation has indicated that just after 11 p.m., 55-year-old Gregory John Lewis of the 700 block of South Woodington Road 21229 was on west-bound Pulaski Highway near the entrance to the Golden Ring Center when he was struck by a west-bound vehicle. He was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where he died.

The vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, remained at the scene.

The Crash Team investigation is expected to take several weeks.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016