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Date: Oct 2, 2017

Just after 11:00 p.m. on 10/1/17, Baltimore Police notified Baltimore County Police of a possible shooting. County detectives responded to the local hospital and learned that a 31-year-old man suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Police have been unable to confirm the location at which this incident occurred. The victim is expected to survive his injuries. If anyone has information about this incident, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Baltimore County Police have charged a man who was a member of the Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company with three counts of possession of child pornography. Adam David Burgan, 29, of the 1700-block of Middleborough Road, 21221 was charged on September 27, 2017 and has been released on a $10,000.00 bond. On the same date, police received information that Burgan had pornographic images on his laptop computer. Detectives verified the images and placed the man under arrest. Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company has placed Burgan on administrative suspension as a result of the charges.

If anyone has information about this case, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

A 65-year-old man and his 38-year-old son suffered serious injuries Sunday night when a makeshift fire pit exploded outside the father's Monkton home.

Fire and Police units, including BCoFD's Hazmat Unit and BCoPD's Hazardous Devices Team, were called to the 16500 block of JM Pearce Road in the Monkton area, 21111, at about 9 p.m.

An investigation by the BCoPD Hazardous Devices Team has found that four family members were sitting around a bonfire, using the drum of a washing machine as a fire pit, when the washing machine drum exploded.

Investigators said they found wood in the makeshift fire pit. Preliminary investigation shows that an unknown accelerant was used to light the fire and accidentally exploded. No foul play is involved, and no charges are expected at this time.

The two men were flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Center. Both are listed in serious condition at this time.

The younger man's wife, 33, and two-year-old daughter were transported by ground to University of Maryland Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

Revised October 16, 2020               
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