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Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting this morning at the Carroll Park Apartments leasing office in the 200 block of Carroll Island Road in Bowleys Quarters.

A woman suffered critical injuries and a man suffered non-life threatening injuries from gunshot wounds when a man entered the leasing office of Carroll Park Apartments and opened fire with a long gun.

The initial investigation revealed that 9-1-1 received a call for a shooting at 10:18 a.m. after a man entered the leasing office and fired at least one shot from a long gun at a 47-year-old woman. The subsequently shot at a man who had been ascending a staircase from the lower level of the building.  The suspect exited the building and returned to a van he had driven there. He placed the long gun on the hood of the van and remained there until he was approached by detectives, who were in the area on an unrelated investigation.  The suspect was taken into custody and the weapon recovered without any attempt from him to fight or flee. 

The suspect is held on pending charges.

The woman suffered critical injuries and was flown by Medevac to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The man who was shot was treated and released at the scene by Baltimore County Fire Department EMS personnel. Both victims are employees of Carroll Park Apartments.

The initial investigation indicates that at least one of the victims was targeted by the suspect; the suspect was known to the victims. It is unclear at this time what the extent of the relationship is between the suspect and victims, both of whom are employees of Carroll Park Apartments.

 The incident remains under investigation Baltimore County Police's Violent Crimes Unit.

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for a First Degree Sexual Assault with a handgun.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that just before 6 p.m. on July 25, the victim, a 31-year-old transgender woman, met the suspect in the 3400 block of Gaither Road 21244 in Precinct 2/Woodlawn. They had previously met on-line, and after becoming acquainted on Facebook agreed to meet in person. The victim and suspect went for a walk that eventually took them off the footpath. As they walked away from the footpath, the suspect produced a handgun, pointed it at the victim and told the victim to enter the tree line area around a nearby field. While in the tree line area, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim. After the assault, the suspect and the victim exited the wooded area and the suspect ran off.

Detectives were able to identify the suspect based on information given to them by the victim.

The suspect has been identified as Tavon James Horton (24) of the 7900 block of Stowe Court 21244. Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant that charges Horton with first-degree assault, first-degree sex offense, and related charges.

Detectives consider Tavon James Horton armed and dangerous.

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

Photograph of Tavon Horton

Baltimore County Police are investigating a murder/suicide in Edgemere. On July 29 at 3 p.m., police located William Lee Hasenei (47), and Robin Maureen Hasenei (49), inside their home, both suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. It is unclear which of the two was responsible for the shooting.

The incident began with an argument between Mrs. Hasenei and another man on July 28. On that date, just after 9 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call for an assault. When police arrived, they met with a man who stated that he and a woman were on a pier, alongside the Hasenei’s home. According to this man, Mrs. Hasenei came from her home and started arguing with him because his truck was blocking Mrs. Hasenei’s truck in her driveway. During the argument, Mr. Hasenei came outside, held a gun to the head of the man on the pier, and stated “you are lucky I don’t blow your brains out.” The woman on the pier called police.

Officers investigating the assault did seize several guns from the Hasenei home, including the gun described by the victim from the pier. Mr. Hasenei was not arrested at that time due to his extensive medical illnesses. Police continued their investigation and received an arrest warrant for William Hasenei, charging him with first-degree assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Officers responded to the same location at 3 p.m. July 29 to arrest Mr. Hasenei. As the officers approached the house, they heard two gunshots from inside the home. Police went inside and found William and Robin Hasenei inside their bedroom. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police expect an autopsy to be performed on William and Robin Hasenei. Investigators are not searching for any additional suspects and do not believe that there is a threat to the public at this time.

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