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Date: Jun 22, 2015

A Sunday morning shooting in Lochearn has left a woman injured.

At 9:40 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to an area hospital for a report of a subject that had walked into the facility with a gunshot wound.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the adult female victim and the suspect had become involved in an argument in a home in the 3700 block of Essex Road 21207. During the argument, the suspect shot the victim once in the upper body. The suspect then drove the victim to a hospital.

The victim is listed in good condition.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Shamar Sheldon Walcott of the 3700 block of Essex Road 21207. He has been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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

Booking Photograph For Shamar Sheldon Walcott

On Monday, June 22 at 11 a.m., Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson and Irv Litofsky, Director of the Forensics Services Section, received a certificate of accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International. Troy Hamlin, Accreditation Program Manager, made the presentation.

Forensics Services recently received the hard earned and prestigious accreditation through ASCLD/LAB International. The ISO17025 standards are rigorous and exacting making this achievement all the more exciting.

Baltimore County Forensic Services is one of five local labs in the state to earn the ASCLD/LAB International accreditation.

All disciplines within the lab were reviewed. Those include:

  • Drug Chemistry
  • Trace Evidence
  • Biology
  • Firearms Tool marks
  • Latent Prints
  • Crime Scene
  • Digital Multimedia Evidence

Currently, 396 crime laboratories are accredited by ASCLD/LAB throughout the world.

Chief Johnson says, "This accreditation reflects the integrity, intelligence and dedication to excellence by our staff of professionals in our Forensics lab. Our officers and these dedicated men and women work together to make Baltimore County a safe place to live and work."

The presentation took place at the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland 21286.

Revised June 27, 2017