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Date: Jul 9, 2018

The Baltimore County Police Department has scheduled two Basketball Clinics for Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20. Kids from ages 8 to 17 are invited to these clinics that are hosted by the Wilkens Precinct.

Walk-in registration begins at 8 a.m. in the gym at Leadership Through Athletics, located at 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road, Halethorpe 21227. The clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. There will be pizza, snacks, water and Gatorade for the young athletes.

The officers will offer their skills and know-how to the kids on the court. They will learn teamwork. As they shoot the hoops, they will see the officers as people, not just someone with a badge and uniform. The person on the court is not just the officer in the neighborhood, but someone to trust in a time of trouble. They will see a person like them. Our officers are great role models.

Download and submit the registration and waiver form (PDF) to participate in the basketball clinic.

Bring your friends. There is nothing like a good game of “b-ball” with friends from your neighborhood!

View video from the spring 2018 Basketball Clinic.

Hope to see you there!

Police continue to investigate an early morning July 4th shooting in Woodlawn.

Officers were called to Northwest Hospital just after midnight for a walk-in gunshot wound victim. The man, 27, reported he was walking around the property of Edmondson Heights Elementary School in the 1600 block of Langford Road with his girlfriend when they heard what sounded like fireworks. A few minutes later they heard more "pop" sounds and the victim realized he'd been struck in the upper body by a bullet. He is expected to survive his injury.

Anyone with information regarding gunfire in the area of Edmondson Heights Elementary School on July 3 or early July 4 is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation into this shooting.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate an incident involving a violent car-jacking in the 7800 block of Peninsula Expressway just before midnight on Saturday.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, was driving home when he began experiencing car trouble and pulled to the side of the roadway. While checking to see what the trouble was, a vehicle with the two suspects stopped. The suspects approached him and while one pointed a handgun at him the other took his cell phone and wallet. The victim attempted to flee and was shot by the suspect once in a lower extremity. The victim continued to flee and managed to flag down another motorist who called 9-1-1.

One of the suspects fled in the vehicle they arrived in while the other stole the victim's vehicle, which was later located just inside Baltimore City.

Anyone with information on the suspects involved in this violent crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

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