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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

Photo of Jash Gurung, missing 35-year-old man.Baltimore County Police are actively searching for a critical missing man who may be lost and disoriented.

Jash Gurung, a 35-year-old Asian man, was last seen exiting the Target store at 1330 Martin Boulevard in Essex at approximately 4:34 p.m. after becoming separated from his family members inside the store.  He is unfamiliar with the area and has no means for transportation.

Mr. Gurung has light brown skin, short black hair, brown eyes and a mustache. He is 5'2 and weighs 110 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green shirt, a blue and white striped jacket, black shoes and a black baseball cap with an unknown type of white emblem. He was carrying a plastic Target bag when he exited the store. The attached photo is a still-shot from the Target surveillance camera as Mr. Gurung was leaving the store.

 Anyone who has seen Mr. Gurung or has information on his possible whereabouts is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020 or dial 9-1-1.

On December 24 at 3:19 p.m., Baltimore County police officers responded to a robbery at the Target Store located in the 1200-block of Putty Hill Avenue, 21286.

The suspect approached an employee standing at one of the cash registers and demanded money from the register. The suspect implied that he had a weapon. He obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled from the store.

A complete description of the suspect is not available at this time. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017