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Date: Nov 15, 2016

UPDATE (November 16, 2016  8:32 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect charged in connection with the shooting in Fullerton yesterday.

Spenser Naheshema Sumler (23) of the Unit block of Congaree Court 21236 has been charged with attempted-first degree murder, first-degree assault, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Detectives have determined that Sumler and the victim are acquaintances. Sumler shot the victim during an argument.











Original release (November 15, 2016  3:49 p.m.):

A man was injured in a Tuesday afternoon shooting in Fullerton.

At 12:29 p.m., police were called to the 7900 block of Belair Road 21236 for a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man lying in the parking lot of the Fullerton Plaza Shopping Center behind the McDonalds and the iHop. The man had suffered a gunshot wound to a lower extremity and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

Patrol officers from the White Marsh and Parkville Precincts quickly spread out in search of the suspect. A White Marsh Precinct Officer located him on Rossville Boulevard at 12:35 p.m. (just six minutes after the call was dispatched). The suspect is in custody but has not been officially charged yet.

The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives believe that this was not a random crime.

Part of Rossville Boulevard was shut down briefly while police searched for evidence.

Original release (November 15, 2016  9:31 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man that died in a vehicle fire in Parkville on November 10.

Just after 1:30 p.m. on November 10, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a shopping center in the 2300 block of Cleanleigh Drive 21234 for a vehicle fire. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 2004 Dodge Caravan on fire.

After Fire Department personal put the vehicle fire out, the body of 73-year-old Lewis Purvin Courts of the 1700 block of Hartsdale Road 21239 was found inside.

Baltimore County Police Fire Investigators are continuing to investigate the fire. Criminal activity is not suspected.

Revised June 27, 2017