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Date: Sep 14, 2018

A single-vehicle crash on Middletown Road in the Cockeysville Precinct (Precinct 7) this afternoon left the driver dead.

The operator of a passing vehicle called 9-1-1 around 1:42 p.m. when he came upon the site of the crash near Rockdale Road. The preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle, a 2016 Subaru Forester, inexplicably left the roadway, striking a pole and fence post, causing the vehicle to overturn. The driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Subaru is identified as Susan Lynne Murray (63) of the 6700 block of Grave Run Road in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team responded and will continue to further the investigation into the factors leading up to this fatal crash.

UPDATE (September 14, 2018 4:36 p.m.)

The second victim of a shooting at Mount Zion Cemetery on Tuesday has been pronounced deceased from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He is identified as Montrell Johnson (25) of the 2800 block of Westfield Avenue, 21214. 

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation into this incident and ask anyone with additional information to contact them by calling 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (September 13, 2018 10:03 a.m.):

Police have identified the man killed during a shooting that erupted as graveside services were beginning for a young Baltimore City shooting victim at Mount Zion Cemetery yesterday as Maurice Brown Jr. (32) of the 300 block of Lyndhurst Street, 21229. He died as a result of apparent gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body. The second shooting victim, a 25-year-old man, remains in critical condition at the time of this posting.

Original Release (September 12, 2018 5:16 p.m.):

One man has died, another remains in critical condition following a shooting this afternoon at Mount Zion Cemetery.

The funeral procession had arrived. Mourners were gathering around the grave site. A smaller group of men had separated from the larger group. The ceremony was just about to begin. Suddenly, gunshots rang out among the smaller group of men. Mourners began running in all directions seeking cover. Two men were left critically injured, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the upper portions of their bodies.

Police and EMS responded to the scene at 3900 Hollins Ferry Road around 12:42 p.m. and began treating the wounded, transporting both men to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma, where one was pronounced deceased. The second man remains in grave condition. A third victim was also transported to an area hospital for treatment of chest pains following the incident.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide and Violent Crimes Units responded to the scene to continue the investigation, which will now focus on answering questions regarding the number of weapons involved, the number of suspects involved, and the motive for this shooting. Police do believe that this was a targeted crime and there is no further danger to the public in general.

Baltimore City Police has confirmed that today's funeral was for 18-year-old Marcus Brown, shot and killed in the 1400 block of North Mount Street in August.

Updates will be provided as additional information is confirmed.

A man suffered a stab wound to his lower body during a disturbance at The Avenue at White Marsh following the closing of area restaurants in the early morning hours.

Police were called to The Avenue at 8125 Honeygo Boulevard for a disturbance after fights began to break out outside the area restaurants as they were closing this morning around 1:47 a.m. 9-1-1 received additional information that gunshots were heard in the area and that a 28-year-old man was injured and driven to an area hospital.

Officers responded and secured the area while the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit Responded. Hospital staff determined that the man actually suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to the lower body, not a gunshot wound. No one at the location of The Avenue during the incident was found to be injured as a result of a gunshot wound.

The Violent Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate this incident and asks that anyone with information contact police by calling 410-307-2020.

Revised June 27, 2017