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UPDATE (May 23, 2017 3:55 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged Antonio Tremayne Jones (45) of the 4900 block of Aberdeen Avenue in Baltimore, 21206, with the shooting of the Baltimore City Police Officer last Thursday. Jones is the estranged husband of the victim's girlfriend.

Jones is charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, and the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original Release (May 18, 2017 10:23 a.m.):

An off-duty Baltimore Police officer was shot last night at his home in Gwynn Oak.

Around 11:22 p.m. yesterday, police from the Woodlawn Precinct were dispatched to a the home after a man, later determined to be a 50-year-old off-duty city officer, was shot through his front door. 

The victim went to answer a knock at his front door but was shot through the door before opening it. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injury.

This shooting continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

Detectives are exploring whether this was a targeted shooting. Detectives do not believe the shooting is connected to any criminal activity on the part of the victim.

Police are withholding the victim's address due to safety concerns.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Shortly after 10 p.m. last night, police were called to the area of Langrehr and Liberty roads in Precinct 4/Pikesville for a shooting.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, said he was walking down the street when he was shot by a suspect in a dark-colored vehicle. The victim believes he was accidentally shot when the suspect missed the intended target, who was in a vehicle.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower body and is expected to survive his injuries.

The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this shooting.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (September 10  1:07 p.m.):

Christopher Swayer-Schweigman was released on September 5 on $100,000 bail.

He was taken into custody this morning by personnel from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services on a parole retake warrant (unrelated case). He is currently being held in the Maryland Reception Diagnostics and Classification Center in Baltimore.

UPDATE (September 5  10:29 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect charged in connection with the incident at Dulaney High School yesterday where two students were struck by pellets from a BB gun.

Christopher A Swayer-Schweigman (25) of the Unit block of Breezy Tree Court 21093 is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

Police were called to Dulaney High School in the 200 block of East Padonia Road 21093 just after 3 p.m. yesterday for a report of a shooting with a BB rifle. When they arrived on the scene, they were told that shots were being fired at athletes as they ran around a field at the school.

Officers found that two tenth grade students had been struck by the pellets. Those students were released to the custody of their parents who later took them to a local hospital for treatment.

Police were able to identify Swayer-Schweigman as the person responsible for the incident and took him into custody. The investigation indicated that he had been shooting a BB gun from a window of his upper floor apartment.

Detectives served a search and seizure warrant on Swayer-Schweigman’s apartment and recovered a BB rifle.

This incident remains under investigation by the Cockeysville/Precinct 7 Investigative Services Team.

Booking Photograph for Christopher A Swayer-Schweigman

UPDATE (September 4  7:22 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with this incident. The investigation is still active and the suspect is not expected to be officially charged until late tonight or tomorrow morning.

Investigators believe that there is no danger to the community.

Original release (September 4  5:15 p.m.):

Two tenth grade students -- a boy and a girl -- were struck by pellets from a BB gun this afternoon while they were running cross country on a football field behind Dulaney High School in Precinct 7/Cockeysville.

Both suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment by Baltimore County EMS providers. The students were released to the custody of their parents.

The incident, which occurred at about 3 p.m., is under investigation by the Cockeysville Precinct's Investigative Services Team.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017