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Date: Sep 20, 2017

A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted two suspects in the shooting of multiple vehicles that were traveling on Phoenix Road near York Road in Sparks on August 24, 2017.

The call initially came out for a suspicious condition around 1:52 p.m. when the first victim reported her rear passenger side window was struck as she was driving on Phoenix Road. She stopped, found a small bullet hole in the window, and reported the incident to police. SWAT and K9 units were dispatched along with additional support officers who began canvasing the area for the suspect. Over a one hour time period at least five vehicles that were driving on Phoenix Road were struck by gunfire, including one of the unmarked police vehicles that was searching for the suspect.

While the suspects were not immediately apprehended, the investigation has lead to the indictment of two suspects in the case, one of whom resides in a neighborhood that runs adjacent to the field from which the shots were determined to have been fired.

Tyler James Getz (18) of the unit block of Loveton Farms Court, 21152 and Timothy Allen Staples (17) of the 19000 block of Gunpowder Road, 21102 (charged as an adult) are both charged with multiple counts of 1st Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Malicious Destruction of Property. Both have been released from commitment on a $10,000 bond.

Booking photos of Getz and Staples, respectively.

UPDATE (September 20, 2017 12:57 a.m.):

Josephine Parks has been located safe.

Original Release (September 19, 2017 10:28 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police in conjunction with Maryland State Police have issued a silver alert for 91-year-old Josephine Parks from the 100 block of Rodeo Circle in Middle River.

Josephine Parks was driving behind a family member into Baltimore County eastbound on Pulaski Highway at 64th Street in the White Marsh Precinct around 5:30 p.m. when the vehicles became separated in traffic and she disappeared. They had intended to drive to the White Marsh Mall but she never made it there.

Josephine Parks is driving a silver 4-door 2002 Hyundai Accent with Maryland registration plates 'BRP0160.' She is approximately 4'11", 159 pounds with brown eyes and short gray hair. She was last seen wearing a blue blouse and blue pants. She does not have a working cell phone with her and may become disoriented or confused.

Anyone who may have seen her silver Hyundai Accent or may have seen Josephine Parks is asked to contact the White Marsh Precinct at 410-887-5000.

Revised June 27, 2017