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Date: Jan 19, 2016

UPPDATE (January 19, 2016  12:57 p.m.):

Baltimore Gas and Electric has shut off the broken gas main. Fire Department personnel will check the area before clearing.

Original release (January 19, 2016  11:58 a.m.):

At 9:51 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to the 900 block of Southerly Road 21204 (The Quarters Apartments) for a gas leak.

A contractor accidentally broke a two inch gas main outside in the middle of the apartment complex.

There are no reports of injuries. Residents are being asked to shelter in place but are free to leave if they choose.

Baltimore Gas and Electric crews are on scene but it is expected to take them several hours to make repairs.

The Baltimore County Fire Department has units on standby in case they are needed. A total of 11 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department Equipment were assigned to the incident.

UPDATE (January 19, 2016  9:28 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released more details on the January 9 shooting in Nottingham that left a man injured.
 
The investigation has indicated that around 1 a.m. on January 9, the victim, a 37-year-old man, was in a friend’s truck in the drive thru at the Taco Bell at Belair Road and Rossville Boulevard. The vehicle behind them in line beeped at them when they did not pull up far enough. The vehicle beeped at them again when they were at the window. The victim then got out of the truck and approached the passenger side of the vehicle but could not see in due to the tinted windows. He then went around to the driver side and found that the driver’s door window was partially down. When he began to speak to the driver, the driver shot him once and drove off. The vehicle was last seen traveling north-bound on Belair Road.
 
The suspect vehicle in this case is a 2010 to 2016 silver Chevrolet Equinox with dark tinted windows. The vehicle has a Maryland 1812 tag but the tag number is unknown.
 
The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.
 
This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crime Unit.
 
Anyone with information on this incident or anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

The two pictures below are from the video surveillance system at the Taco Bell. They picture the suspect vehicle as it is leaving the drive thru.

The picture below is of a Chevrolet Equinox that is similar in appearance to the suspect vehicle

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

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. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

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.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:
www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Original release (January 9, 2016  5:58 a.m.):

At 1:05 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to an area hospital for a man who walked into the facility with a gunshot wound.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the man and the suspect were involved in an argument at Belair Road and Rossville Boulevard. During the argument, the suspect shot the man once in the upper body. After the shooting, the man fled the scene and went to the hospital.

The man was treated at the hospital and is expected to survive.

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

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

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

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

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:
www.metrocrimestoppers.org

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017