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A pizza delivery man was shot when he tried to deliver an order in Lansdowne Friday afternoon.

The driver responded to the unit block of Hummingbird Court around 3 p.m. to deliver a pizza. When no one answered the door he returned to his vehicle. Once inside, the suspect approached from the passenger side, opened the door and confronted the driver. The suspect ultimately shot the driver at least once in the upper body, then fled with the pizza and other miscellaneous items.

The driver was able to return to his store where he called 9-1-1. Medics responded and transported him to an area hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Investigators believe the pizza delivery man was a targeted victim.

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this crime.

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


Two children were seriously injured this afternoon in an apartment fire in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in the Lansdowne area (21227).

The children's ages are believed to be six and 10. One was transported to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the other to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Both were transported by Baltimore County Fire Department medical personnel as Priority 1 patients.

Fire crews were dispatched at 1:26 p.m.; commanders called a second alarm at 1:32 p.m. Engine crews quickly located the two children inside the home, and personnel from Truck 5 (Halethorpe) rescued them.

About 12 families were displaced by this fire. The Red Cross was notified to assist.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

About 40 pieces of fire equipment responded to this call.

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