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UPDATE (May 19, 2016, 5:10 p.m.)
The suspect in this shooting, Erwin J. Acree, 29, of the 400 block of South Chapel Gate Lane 21229, died Wednesday at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center of injuries sustained when he shot himself in a barricade in the unit block of North Woodington in Baltimore City.
UPDATE (May 18, 2016 3:54 p.m.):
The Baltimore County Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect in last night’s shooting near Franklin Square Hospital.
Erwin J Acree (29) of the 400 block of South Chapel Gate Lane 21229 is charged in the arrest warrant with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and other related charges.
Detectives identified Acree, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, as the suspect in this case. When police went to a location in the Unit block of North Woodington in Baltimore City, Acree refused to come out resulting in a barricade situation. Acree later shot himself and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.
Original release (May 18, 2016 7:25 a.m.):
Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 9000-block of Franklin Square Drive, 21237.
On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:30 p.m., County police received a call for a shooting across the street from a bus stop. When officers arrived, they found an adult woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown at this time.
Police are withholding her name in order to protect her safety. Police learned that Franklin Square Hospital was placed on a "lock-down" for about one hour for precautionary measures. Investigators believe that the victim was targeted but cannot confirm any suspect details or motive in the shooting. Police believed that there is not an on-going threat to the safety of the hospital or the community at this time.
Further information will be provided as details are confirmed with investigators.
UPDATE (May 16, 2016 8:24 a.m.):
Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate an April 30 shooting in Catonsville that left a 26-year-old man injured.
The investigation has indicated that just before 4 p.m. on April 30, the man was sitting in a Silver Acura in the 100 block of Wesley Avenue 21228. A dark green van drove slowly past him, then backed up next to the Acura. Someone inside the van fired a shot into the Acura before the van drove off.
The man was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his upper body and released.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers
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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.
Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)
Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org
Original release (May 2, 2016):
A 26-year-old man was injured Saturday in a shooting in the 100 block of Wesley Avenue in Precinct 1/Wilkens.
Police responded to the call for a shooting just after 4 p.m. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.
The investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
Revised April 6, 2016