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UPDATE (May 16, 2016  8:24 a.m.):

Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate an April 30 shooting in Catonsville that left a 26-year-old man injured.

The investigation has indicated that just before 4 p.m. on April 30, the man was sitting in a Silver Acura in the 100 block of Wesley Avenue 21228. A dark green van drove slowly past him, then backed up next to the Acura. Someone inside the van fired a shot into the Acura before the van drove off.

The man was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his upper body and released.

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

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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

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Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Original release (May 2, 2016):

A 26-year-old man was injured Saturday in a shooting in the 100 block of Wesley Avenue in Precinct 1/Wilkens.

Police responded to the call for a shooting just after 4 p.m. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

The investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Booking photo of Franklin Rider, 19, arrested for assaulting a police officer.A police officer from Precinct 1/Wilkens was injured yesterday when he was assaulted by an armed suspect in the 1900 block of Halethorpe Ave., 21227.

The officer was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with injuries sustained when the suspect -- Franklin A. Rider, 19, of the 1900 block of Halethorpe Ave.,  punched him repeatedly in the face with a closed fist.

Rider is charged with first degree assault, assault on a police officer and other offenses. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Police were called to the Halethorpe Avenue location at about 6:30 p.m. for a call of a disturbance. Rider's mother told police that her son was "destroying the house." The suspect, Rider, fled when police called out to him, and when officers caught up with him outside the home they saw what appeared to be a handgun in one of his hands and a knife in the other. The suspect dropped the weapons when ordered by police and immediately began physically to assault one of the officers. The officer used pepper spray to subdue the suspect so he could be placed under arrest.

The weapons -- initially believed to be a knife and a small handgun -- were a pair of scissors and a lighter shaped like a handgun. The investigation found that the suspect was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The injured officer is a 3 1/2 year-veteran of BCoPD, Officer First Class J. Myers. He has been released from the hospital and continues to recuperate.

Twelve adults and 16 children were forced from their homes following a two-alarm apartment fire this morning in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in Precinct 1/Wilkens.

BCoFD crews were dispatched at 3:09 a.m.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators determined that the fire was accidental and began when grease on a stovetop caught fire.

One child was transported with non-lifethreatening injuries to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

About 25 pieces of fire equipment responded to this fire.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016