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Date: May 26, 2018

Just before 2:00 a.m. Baltimore County Police responded to the 6500-block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228 for a fatal shooting.

Police determined that there was an altercation between the security guards of a business and a male subject in the parking lot. Security employees were asking patrons to leave the parking lot because the business was closed. The suspect refused to leave the parking lot. After being asked several times to leave, the suspect went to his car and retrieved a handgun. As the suspect raised the gun in the direction of one of the security guards, the guard fired his handgun, striking the suspect in the upper body. After being shot, the suspect ran a short distance and then collapsed. The suspect was struck multiple times. He was transported to Saint Agnes Hospital and pronounced deceased at 2:34 a.m.

The suspect did fire his weapon, but no one else was injured during the shooting. The security guard remained on the scene. Baltimore County Police will continue their investigation and submit their findings to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for final determination of this incident.

The suspect has been identified as Ron Worsley, 34, of the 4900-block of Parkton Court, 21229. The name of the security guard will not be released at this time due to the on-going investigation.

Just before 1 a.m. on May 26, 2018, a Baltimore County Police officer heard several gunshots in the area of the 8100-block of Liberty Road, 21244 and began to investigate the source. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that a shooting victim walked into a nearby hospital for treatment. According to the 28-year-old victim, he was in the area of 8100-block of Liberty Road when he was shot by an unknown suspect. The victim suffered multiple injuries but is expected to survive.

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

Just before 8:30 p.m. on May 25, 2018, Baltimore County Police responded to a crash on Baltimore National Pike at Rich Avenue, 21228. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound in the second lane of Baltimore National Pike when the car struck a man riding a bicycle. It appears that the bicyclist had changed lanes into the path of the car just before the collision.

Baltimore County Fire Department Medic 2 transported the bicyclist to St. Agnes Hospital where he was pronounced deceased just after 9:00 p.m. The bicyclist has been identified as Thomas Gerald Cofiell, who was 53 years old. The occupants of the Camry were not injured. Crash investigators are continuing to review this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017