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UPDATE (July 26, 2016  12:08 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in connection with a shooting yesterday that left a man injured.
 
Shyheim Alshameek McCoy (18), of the 2400 block of Perring Manor Road 21234, and Andre Malik Dukes (21) of the 1200 block of Halstead Road 21234, have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related offenses. Both men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
The investigation into this incident has indicated that McCoy and Dukes followed the 19-year-old male victim into an alley in the 1100 block of Pelhamwood Road 21234. While in the alley, McCoy produced a handgun and shot the victim several times. Investigators believe that the shooting was the result of a dispute between the suspects and the victim.
 
The victim was treated at an area hospital and is expected to survive.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Original release (July 25, 2016  3:45 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred this afternoon in the Parkville area.

Police and Fire personnel responded to the 1100 block of Pelhamwood Road in Precinct 6/Towson for a report of a shooting. The investigation shows that the victim, a man, was walking along an alleyway off of Pelhamwood Road when he noticed three people following him. One of those people was armed with a gun.

The victim ran as the armed suspect fired several shots. The victim was struck in the thigh and transported to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

The Baltimore County Police Department will partner with Towson University this weekend to ensure a safe and successful Tigerfest.

Special enforcement patrols will be visible April 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. until 3 a.m. in the Donnybrook, Knollwood, Burkleigh Square, Towson Manor and apartment complexes on Kenilworth Drive. Towson University is providing additional grant funds for extra police. The Towson Precinct will have an additional 15 officers on duty over the weekend.

Traffic officers will be on duty to keep traffic flowing and the public safe.

Student and Resident Safety a Priority

Officers will patrol affected neighborhoods to address any disorderly and illegal behavior.

Baltimore County Police remind everyone to drink responsibly, make good choices regarding personal safety and respect neighbors who are not participating in the festivities.

On March 14 at 1 p.m., 11 Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place in the University Union - Potomac Lounge at Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, 21252.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson will join family and friends of the promotional candidates at the ceremony and will present the certificates. The oath of office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court. The invocation and benediction will be offered by Police Chaplain, the Reverend Darron D. McKinney Sr.

The following is the list of the promoted officers and their new assignments:

  • Lieutenant Michael A. Cortes III is promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the Support Operations Division.
  • Sergeant Alan C. Hamby is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Sergeant William K. Vaselaros is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Precinct 12/Dundalk.
  • Corporal Morgan G. Hassler is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville.
  • Corporal Timothy M. McCreer Jr. is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 9/White Marsh.
  • Corporal Timothy S. Rutherford is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 2/Woodlawn.
  • Corporal Leonard C. Schroeder is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens.
  • Officer Matthew J. Barnes is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau.
  • Officer Michael J. Czyzewski is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville.
  • Officer Jeffrey A. Mickle is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 8/Parkville.
  • Officer Barbara P. Sullivan is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Operations Bureau.
 
 

Revised June 28, 2016