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Date: Mar 2016

UPDATE (March 30, 2016  12:04 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect in the stabbing last night at a White Marsh car dealership as 31-year-old Demetric Omar Phillips of the 3500 block of Fairview Avenue 21216. Phillips has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
    
The investigation into the incident has indicated that Phillips had been arguing with a co-worker at Koons Chevrolet in the 10200 block of Philadelphia Road 21162. During that argument he stabbed the co-worker multiple times in the upper body and fled the scene. Detectives located Phillips at Sinai Hospital where he had gone to seek treatment for cuts he had received during the incident.
    
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.
    
Booking Photograph of Demetric Omar Phillips

UPDATE (March 30,2016  9:34 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have located the suspect responsible for this incident and have taken him into custody. His information will be released after he has had a bail hearing.

Original release (March 29, 2016  10:05 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a workplace argument in a White Marsh car dealership turns violent.

Just after 7:30 p.m. tonight, police responded to the Koons Chevrolet Dealership in the 10200 block of Philadelphia Road 21162 for a stabbing. The preliminary investigation into the incident has indicated that two adult male employees of Koons Chevrolet were arguing inside of a service bay at the location. During the argument, one man stabbed the other man multiple times in the upper body and fled the scene.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

The suspect is not in custody. Further information on him is not available for release at this time.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (March 29, 2016  3:23 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating after a Baltimore County Fire Department Medic unit was involved in a crash early this morning in Essex.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that at 12:18 a.m., Baltimore County Fire Department Medic 12 (Middle River Station) was returning to the station from a call and did not have any patients on board. It was traveling west-bound on Southeast Boulevard at Homberg Avenue. A Dodge Caravan taxi was making a left turn from east-bound Southeast Boulevard to north-bound Homberg Avenue. The Medic Unit struck the taxi when the taxi turned in front of it.

The two Fire Department personnel on board Medic 12 were transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center by ground for treatment.They have since been released.

The driver of the taxi and its passenger were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

UPDATE (March 28, 2016  10:26 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the suspect in a Saturday night shooting in Dundalk as 30-year-old Erica Nicole Shifflett of the 7300 block of School Avenue 21222. Shifflett has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and related charges. She is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
Just after 7 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the 7300 block of School Avenue 21222 for a shooting. The investigation has indicated that Shifflett was trying to take her 7-year-old son from the location and became involved in an argument with her 31-year-old husband. When the husband went to take the son inside, Shifflett pulled out a gun and fired, injuring the husband and their son.
 
Family members took Shifflett to the ground and held her until police arrived.
 
The victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore county Police Department Violent Crimes Unit.
     

Booking photograph of Erica Nicole Shifflett

Original release (March 26, 2016  9:07 p.m.):

A man and his son were hospitalized tonight after being shot by the wife/mother. 
 
Police were dispatched to the 7300 block of School Avenue in Dundalk at approximately 7:05 p.m. for a call of a shooting. 
 
According to police, the 30-year-old female suspect had responded to the residence to take their 7-year-old son, at which time she and her 31-year-old husband became engaged in a verbal custody dispute in front of the home. The husband began to take their son inside the home when the wife pulled out a gun and fired, striking her husband in the upper body area and her son in the lower body area. Both victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.  
  
The female suspect was taken into custody at the scene. 
 
This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.
 
 
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