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Date: May 8, 2018

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit made a quick arrest of two suspects involved in a shooting at the Exxon gas station in the 7300 block of McClean Boulevard Sunday night.

Police arrested Anthony Rogers Ferguson (20) of the unit block of Handsworth Way, 21234 after the detective viewing surveillance video from the Exxon gas station recognized him from having prior contacts with the suspect. The second suspect, Demiquo Deontae Wilson (20) of the 5900-block Lillyan Avenue, 21206, was also quickly identified and arrested.

The victim, a 23-year-old man, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body as he was driving out of the Exxon onto McClean Boulevard when the two suspects approached his vehicle on foot and began firing shots into the victim's vehicle. The suspects fled the scene on foot while the victim drove home, where he called 9-1-1. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injuries.

Ferguson and Wilson are both charged with Attempted Murder and firearm charges, and are held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status.

Booking photo of Anthony Rogers Ferguson


Booking photo of Anthony Rogers Ferguson     










Booking photo of Demiquo Deontae Wilson

UPDATE (May 8, 2018 9:30 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are looking for an individual who may have been involved in a fatal late night crash involving a motorcyclist on Philadelphia Road in the Rosedale area on Wednesday, April 25.

Police are looking for the driver of a gray or silver sedan-type vehicle that was traveling westbound on Philadelphia Road around 11:30 p.m. The driver may have unwittingly struck the motorcyclist, who rear-ended the vehicle in front of him at Kenwood Avenue and was ejected from the motorcycle, landing in the center turn lane. Police believe the gray or silver sedan may have attempted to go around the site of the crash and struck the motorcyclist as it continued westbound on Philadelphia Road. The motorcyclist, identified as Michael James Genco (53) of the 1200 block of Berk Avenue, 21237, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he later died.

Police are asking anyone who may have information on the driver of the gray or silver sedan to contact police at 410-307-2020 as the Crash Investigation Team continues their investigation into this crash.

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Original Release (April 26, 2018 7:14 a.m.):

Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On April 25, 2018 at 11:33 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to Philadelphia Road and Kenwood Road, 21237 for a motorcycle crash. Crash Team investigators determined that a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound on Philadelphia Road when the car was struck from behind by a 2002 Harley Davidson, traveling in the same direction. 

The driver of the Harley was ejected off of the motorcycle and was struck by another car also traveling westbound on Philadelphia Road. This third vehicle, described as a gray sedan, did not remain at the scene of the crash. The sedan continued westbound on Philadelphia Road. 

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 12:17 a.m. on April 26, 2018. He has been identified as Michael James Genco, 53, of the 1200-block of Berk Avenue, 21237. 

If anyone has information about the gray sedan, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

For Mental Health Awareness Month, the Baltimore County Police Department is sharing information about the Baltimore County Mobile Crisis Team. This team is a part of the collaborative program between the Police Department, the Baltimore County Health Department, and Affiliated Santé Group, collectively known as the Baltimore County Crisis Response System.

The Mobile Crisis Team was created in the County in the summer of 2001, and pairs a licensed mental health clinician with a County police officer. The Mobile Crisis Team can respond to calls of service involving individuals in need of behavioral health assistance, mental health assistance or crisis intervention. This system puts those needing assistance in touch with resources, with no cost on the part of the individual. The care provided by the team also includes assistance with the treatment of substance abuse issues. This system relieves police manpower from situations which law enforcement personnel would be dealing with someone in crisis or the time transporting an individual to a local hospital for treatment.

If you need mental or behavior health services, you can call 410-931-2214. This hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with mental health professionals.

Revised June 27, 2017