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Date: Oct 4, 2018

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate circumstances surrounding a crash on Reisterstown Road near Cedarmere Road around 7:14 p.m. last night that killed a motorcyclist.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcyclist, identified as Joseph Lee Ray (30) of the 200 block of Maryland Avenue in Pasadena, 21122, was operating  a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle westbound on Reisterstown Road when it crested a hill and struck a 2016 Scion that was crossing the westbound lane of traffic as it made a left turn into the Len Stoler car dealership at 11275 Reisterstown Road. The rider was ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police have determined that the motorcycle was reported stolen from the 3000 block of Hunting Ridge Drive in Owings Mills on August 6, 2018. That case remains open and police are asking anyone who may have information regarding the theft of the motorcycle to contact the Regional Auto Theft Taskforce (RATT) by calling 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in the Lochearn area of Precinct 2 – Woodlawn last night.

Police responded to the unit block of Deveraux Court, 21207 around 10:40 p.m. where they located a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injury. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Revised June 27, 2017