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Date: Nov 23, 2016

UPDATE (December 29, 2016  3:38 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit Detectives believe that Derick Cromartie Jr was the person responsible for stabbing the victim in this case. Autopsy results on Cromartie are still pending.

UPDATE (November 28, 2016):

The deceased man in the Academy Road incident is Derick F. Cromartie Jr., 35, of the 300 block of S. Mount St. 21223. Autopsy results are pending, and the investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit is ongoing.

Original release (November 23, 2016  3:28 p.m.):

Violent Crimes Unit Detectives are investigating a Wednesday morning stabbing in Catonsville.

At 9:24 a.m., police were called to a home in the 500 block of Academy Road 21228 for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult female suffering from at least one stab wound. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

As officers went further into the house, they found an adult male deceased. They were not able to determine how he died are waiting for the medical examiner to arrive at the scene.

The man’s body will be transported to the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Investigators do not believe that there is any danger to the public at this time.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Baltimore County fire crews were dispatched for a possible trench rescue in the 6300 block of Baltimore National Pike at 8:17 a.m. today.

When crews arrived, they found a man who had fallen in a small pit and was unable to remove himself due to an injury. Fire crews placed the man in a stokes basket, removed him from the pit and transported him to a local hospital.

He suffered a minor injury and is in stable condition. 

Photo of Trench Rescue

Photo of trench rescue on Baltimore National Pike.

Original release (November 23, 2016  7:50 a.m.):

A man was injured Tuesday night after being shot by an acquaintance. 

Two men met up on the parking lot of the Parkway Crossing Shopping Center in the 2400 block of McClean Boulevard in Parkville at approximately 10:54 p.m. Tuesday night. The two men had some sort of an exchange that led to one man being shot at least one time in the lower portion of his body. That adult male victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. 

The suspect fled the area and remains outstanding at this time. 

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at Metro Crime Stoppers is an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government.

Revised June 27, 2017