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The suspect in this afternoon's barricade and police-involved shooting in Harford County is a Baltimore County Police officer.

Officer First Class James L. Ward is a 19-year veteran of BCoPD currently assigned to the White Marsh precinct. He was off duty when the Harford County incident occurred. Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson said Ward will be suspended without pay as soon as felony charges are filed by Harford County.

“I am shocked and saddened at the actions of one of our officers this afternoon," Johnson said. "I am thankful that none of the first responders and police personnel who handled this call were physically injured. We hope that the Baltimore County officer involved in this incident receives the medical help he apparently needs so desperately.”

There are no open Internal Affairs investigations involving Officer Ward.

Original release (April 12, 2016  8:34 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man reported that he was shot in the 400 block of Schwartz Avenue 21212 early Saturday morning.

Police responded to an area hospital at approximately 1:30 a.m. for a man who walked into the facility with a single gunshot wound to the lower body. The man told police that he was standing in the 400 block of Schwartz Avenue when he was shot by an unknown suspect. He was not able to provide further details on the suspect or the incident.

The man is expected to survive his injuries.

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.

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UPDATE (March 15, 2016  9:38 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a shooting in Parkville last night that left a man injured. 

Rasheed Isiah Cannon (20) of the 6300 block of Eastern Parkway 21214 has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, handgun violation, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. 

Just after 6:30 p.m. last night, police responded to a home in the Unit block of Cody Avenue 21234 for a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. 

The investigation has indicated that the suspect had come to location and was known to one of the people in the home. The suspect shot the victim during a robbery inside the home and fled the scene.


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


Booking Photograph for Rasheed Isiah Cannon

Original release (March 14, 2016  9:11 p.m.):

County Police Investigate Shooting Inside a Home on Cody Avenue

Just after 6:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the Unit block of Cody Avenue, 21234, for a shooting. Officers found a male victim inside the house, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds to the upper body.

The adult male victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

This investigation is continuing but police have been able to determine that this was an isolated incident and the victim was targeted by a suspect or suspects. Detectives are not searching for any suspects at this time and there is no threat to the public's safety in the area. No further information at this time.


Revised April 6, 2016