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Date: Aug 13, 2018

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a shooting in the unit block of Dowling Circle in the Parkville precinct.

Police were called to the area just before midnight for an 18-year-old man suffering at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim arrived at the location and exited his vehicle when he was confronted by two unknown suspects. An argument ensued followed by a short struggle, during which one of the suspects produced a handgun and shot the victim. The suspects fled the location prior to police arrival. The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are investigating this crime as an attempted robbery.

An adult male has died as a result of a house fire Sunday evening in Arbutus.

At 6:01 p.m. Sunday, Baltimore County Fire crews responded to the 5500 block of Ashbourne Road.  An engine company from the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department was on location within four minutes and discovered heavy smoke and fire conditions from the rear of the single family home.

As crews entered the structure, they discovered an adult male near the room of origin.  He was taken to EMS crews outside and pronounced dead on the scene.  There were no other occupants inside the home at the time of the fire.

The victim's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy and identification.  At this time, his identity is not being released.

Preliminary information indicates that the fire originated from a computer room in the rear of the house.  There were no working smoke detectors found inside the home.

A total of twenty fire department units and approximately fifty firefighters responded to the single-alarm working fire.

Revised June 27, 2017