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Original release (June 1, 2016  9:32 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with a Saturday morning shooting in Woodlawn.

Clayton Thomas Jr (28) of the 5300 block of Leith Road 21239 has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just before 5 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to the Knights Inn in the 6700 block of Security Boulevard 21207 for a shots fired call. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 32-year-old man nearby suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

The investigation has indicated that the man was standing in the 6700 block of Security Boulevard in front of the Knights Inn with a friend when they were approached by Thomas. Thomas produced a handgun, said something they could not understand, and shot the man once.
 
Thomas was located in a room at the Knights Inn and taken into custody.

The investigation so far has indicated that Thomas and the victim did not know each other and the reason for the assault remains unknown.

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

Booking Photograph of Clayton Thomas Jr

UPDATE (June 7, 2016  7:55 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has charged two people in connection with a May 30 shooting in Gwynn Oak that left a man injured.

  • Jacques Maurice Jones (42) of the 1000 block of North Caroline Street 21205 has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, and related charges.
  • Michael Kyri Isaac (22) of the 4800 block of Briarclift Road 21229 has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and home invasion.

Both men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that Jones and Isaac went to the victim’s home in the 2100 block of Streamway Court 21207 and forced their way inside. Once inside, they took electronics and other items of personal property and loaded then into the victim’s car. When the victim ran from the location, one of the suspects shot him once in the upper body. The suspects fled from the scene in the victim’s car.

The victim was treated and released from an area hospital.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives are still trying to determine why the suspects chose to rob the Streamway Court home. The victim did not know the suspects.

Original release (May 31, 2016  9:01 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating a Monday night shooting in Gwynn Oak that left a man injured.

Police responded to the 2100 block of Streamway Court 21207 just before 6 p.m. for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man that had been shot at least once in the upper body.

The man was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and are investigating this incident. 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.

  

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

You can remain anonymous.

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.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (March 28, 2016  10:26 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the suspect in a Saturday night shooting in Dundalk as 30-year-old Erica Nicole Shifflett of the 7300 block of School Avenue 21222. Shifflett has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and related charges. She is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
Just after 7 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the 7300 block of School Avenue 21222 for a shooting. The investigation has indicated that Shifflett was trying to take her 7-year-old son from the location and became involved in an argument with her 31-year-old husband. When the husband went to take the son inside, Shifflett pulled out a gun and fired, injuring the husband and their son.
 
Family members took Shifflett to the ground and held her until police arrived.
 
The victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore county Police Department Violent Crimes Unit.
     

Booking photograph of Erica Nicole Shifflett

Original release (March 26, 2016  9:07 p.m.):

A man and his son were hospitalized tonight after being shot by the wife/mother. 
 
Police were dispatched to the 7300 block of School Avenue in Dundalk at approximately 7:05 p.m. for a call of a shooting. 
 
According to police, the 30-year-old female suspect had responded to the residence to take their 7-year-old son, at which time she and her 31-year-old husband became engaged in a verbal custody dispute in front of the home. The husband began to take their son inside the home when the wife pulled out a gun and fired, striking her husband in the upper body area and her son in the lower body area. Both victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.  
  
The female suspect was taken into custody at the scene. 
 
This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.
 
 

Revised April 6, 2016