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Date: May 12, 2017

The driver of a vehicle involved in a serious crash on Peninsula Expressway in Dundalk Wednesday night has died of his injuries.

Albert Joseph Hastings (92) of the 7500 block of Holabird Avenue in Dundalk, 21222 was pronounced deceased early yesterday morning after being transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with life threatening injuries Wednesday evening.

Police were called to the scene around 6:26 p.m. when a 2016 Jeep Wrangler attempted to cross traffic from Peninsula Expressway onto Chesterwood Road and was struck by Mr. Hastings' 1996 GMC pickup truck, already traveling northbound on Peninsula Expressway. The 42-year-old driver of the Jeep was also transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this crash.

A man was taken for an emergency psychological evaluation after disrupting an event at Martin's West this morning, threatening suicide.

Police were called to Martin's West in the 6800 block of Dogwood Road in Windsor Mill, 21244, at 9:57 a.m. after the man (33) took the stage with a Nerf toy gun and threatened suicide. He had also placed 4 small bags under tables at the event. The man was taken into custody without incident and transported to an area hospital for an evaluation.

As a precaution, Martin's West was evacuated while the Baltimore County Hazardous Devices Team and Explosive Detection K9 Team deployed and rendered the scene safe. The bags were found to contain clothing and cash. Martin's West has since reopened and is continuing with all scheduled events.

UPDATE (May 12, 2017  9:11 a.m.):

Police have identified the victim of yesterday's fatal shooting as Davon Lamar Fuqua (32) of the unit block of Swampscott Court in Parkville, 21237. Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this shooting.

Original Release (May 11, 2017 12:42 p.m.):

A Parkville man is dead after being shot by an unknown suspect early this morning.

The victim (32), whose identity has not yet been released, was shot once in the upper body after parking his car in the unit block of Swampscott Court around 2 a.m. As he and his girlfriend were walking from the car to the building an unknown suspect approached, shot the victim, then fled the scene. The victim’s girlfriend was unharmed.

Police believe that the victim was targeted by the suspect and are asking anyone with information on this crime to contact 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, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

This incident will remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Homicide Unit.
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