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UPDATE (February 8, 2016  8:40 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to investigate the Sunday morning shooting in White Marsh that left a man injured.

Just after midnight on Sunday, police responded to the parking lot of the Red Robin restaurant in the 8200 block of Perry Hall Boulevard 21236 for a shots fired call. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man that had been shot one time in the lower body. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The incident occurred after White Marsh Mall had been closed for several hours. Only a few area restaurants remained open.

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

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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.

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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Original release (February 7, 2016  11:29 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning in the 8200-block of Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236. Officers responded to the parking lot of the Red Robin restaurant at White Marsh Mall, just after midnight. Police found an adult male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the lower body. The man was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries. 

Police are continuing their investigation and do not have any additional details to release at this time. If anyone has additional information concerning this shooting, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

Today, Baltimore County Police officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges in honor of a fallen hero.

On February 7, 2000, Sgt. Bruce Prothero was shot and killed during an armed robbery at a Pikesville jewelry store. He was a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.

Sgt. Prothero was married and the father of five children.

UPDATE (February 5, 2016  12:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a second person in connection with the death of an Essex man in December.
 
Lisa Annette Kuczinski (50) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21220 has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Detectives have already charged Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr (46) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21221.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the two suspects went to the victim’s home together. There was an altercation at the home during which the victim was stabbed repeatedly.
 
The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph of Lisa Annette Kuczinski

UPDATE (February 1, 2016  9:56 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the death of an Essex man in December.
 
Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr (46) of the 900 block of Woodlynn Road 21221 is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just after 11 a.m. on December 30, 2015, police responded to a home in the unit block of Sparton Drive 21221 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 78-year-old B.G. Ledford, who had suffered multiple stab wounds. He was declared deceased at the scene. Ledford's estranged wife had come to the location to check on him after family members had not be able to contact him. When she entered the location, she found Ledford lying on the floor.
 
Atkinson and Ledford are acquaintances.
 
The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Booking Photograph for Daniel Albert Atkinson Jr

Original release (December 31, 2015  10 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man was killed in his Essex home.

Just after 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, police were called to a home in the unit block of Sparton Drive 21221 for a cardiac arrest. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim that had suffered traumatic injuries to the upper body. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The victim’s ex-wife had come to the location to check on him after family members had not be able to contact him. When she entered the location, she found the victim lying on the floor.

The victim has been identified as 78-year-old B.G. Ledford,who resided in the home where he was found.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives are trying 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.

Tips can also be submitted to Baltimore County Police on-line or by email.

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