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UPDATE (December 15, 2016  12:28 p.m.):

The suspect shot by a vehicle owner in Halethorpe Wednesday morning has been identified as 17-year-old Timothy James Rivera of the 200 block of Furrow Street 21223. Rivera has been charged as an adult with first-degree assault, theft, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a man observed Rivera breaking into his vehicle so he took a rifle outside and confronted Rivera. Rivera swung a knife or screwdriver at the man, cutting his hand. The man shot Rivera once and Rivera ran from the scene. He was later located, taken into custody, and treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to an upper extremity.

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

After the investigation is complete, the actions of the man who shot Rivera will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

 

   

   

   

   

   

 

   

   

   

   

 

Original release (December 15, 2016  8 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a Halethorpe man shot someone trying to break into his car.

Just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, police responded to a home in the 100 block of Hazel Avenue 21227 for a report of a theft from auto. The investigation has indicated that a 44-year-old man observed a suspect breaking into his vehicle so he took a rifle outside and confronted the suspect. The suspect swung a knife or screwdriver at him and he shot the suspect once. The 17-year-old suspect fled the scene, but was later located and taken into custody. He was treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to an upper extremity. 

​The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit and will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

UPDATE (December 14, 2016  7:43 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released a video of a December 6 stabbing in a Loch Hill convenience store.

View the video here.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Original release (December 7, 2016  10:55 a.m.):

A Loch Hill convenience store employee suffered life threatening injuries when he was stabbed Tuesday afternoon.

The investigation has indicated that just before 4 p.m., the 39-year-old male victim was working behind the counter at the Quick Mart in the 6500 block of Loch Hill Road 21239. The suspect went behind the counter and stabbed the victim repeatedly. The victim managed to escape the attack and run out the front door. The suspect fled the area.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is actively investigating this incident. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime. Robbery is not suspected at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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.

UPDATE (December 29, 2016  3:38 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit Detectives believe that Derick Cromartie Jr was the person responsible for stabbing the victim in this case. Autopsy results on Cromartie are still pending.

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.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016