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Update (November 28, 2016):

The deceased man in the Academy Road incident is Derick F. Cromartie Jr., 35, of the 300 block of S. Mount St. 21223. Autopsy results are pending, and the investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit is ongoing.

Original release (November 23, 2016  3:28 p.m.):

Violent Crimes Unit Detectives are investigating a Wednesday morning stabbing in Catonsville.

At 9:24 a.m., police were called to a home in the 500 block of Academy Road 21228 for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult female suffering from at least one stab wound. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

As officers went further into the house, they found an adult male deceased. They were not able to determine how he died are waiting for the medical examiner to arrive at the scene.

The man’s body will be transported to the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Investigators do not believe that there is any danger to the public at this time.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Original release (November 23, 2016  7:50 a.m.):

A man was injured Tuesday night after being shot by an acquaintance. 

Two men met up on the parking lot of the Parkway Crossing Shopping Center in the 2400 block of McClean Boulevard in Parkville at approximately 10:54 p.m. Tuesday night. The two men had some sort of an exchange that led to one man being shot at least one time in the lower portion of his body. That adult male victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. 

The suspect fled the area and remains outstanding at this time. 

This crime is under investigation by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government.

UPDATE (November 9, 2016  3:13 p.m.):

Violent Crimes Unit Detectives have charged a suspect in connection with an October 27 shooting.

John Edward McCargo III (20) of the 5900 block of The Alameda 21239 has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore county Detention Center.

Just after 8 p.m. October 27, police were called to an area hospital where a 20-year-old man had walked in with a gunshot wound to an upper extremity. It was determined that the shooting had occurred in the area of Whitby Road and Ruben Road 21206. Investigators believe that the man was sitting in the back seat of a car when he was shot. McCargo was identified as the person responsible for the crime.

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

 

 

    

  

   

 

  

 

     

    

    

 

Original release (October 28, 2016  1:54 p.m.):

A man was injured in a shooting in Rosedale last night.

Just after 8 p.m., police were called to an area hospital where a 20-year-old man had walked in with a gunshot wound to an upper extremity. It was determined that the shooting had occurred in the area of Whitby Road and Ruben Road 21206. Investigators believe that the man was sitting in the back seat of a car when two men approached and shot him.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Metro Crime Stoppers is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government.

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016