A thorough investigation led Baltimore County Police to quickly identify the suspect in a shooting in the 500 block of Main Street in Dundalk Sunday evening.

Although police have received varying accounts of the events, they believe the suspect knocked on the victim's rear door around 7 p.m. and entered the home. The suspect and victim engaged in a verbal altercation that escalated when the suspect pulled out a gun and struck the victim in the head, causing the firearm to discharge into a wall of the home. The victim retrieved his own firearm, firing multiple rounds at the suspect, who fled on foot through the rear door.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital with a minor injury to his head and released.

A short time later police were notified of a shooting victim that responded to a hospital in Baltimore City with multiple gunshot wounds. This person was ultimately identified as the suspect in the Main Street shooting by the primary responding officer and detectives from the Dundalk Precinct Investigative Services Team. An arrest warrant was obtained, pending the suspect's release from medical care. The identity of this suspect will be released following formal charging.