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Date: Oct 8, 2019

One man was injured following a reported shooting in the White Marsh Precinct last night.

Police responded to the area of Arnhem and Leiden Road at 7:58 p.m. for a call of a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man advised he was walking on Arnhem Road when he suffered a gunshot wound by an unknown suspect. The victim fled the area and was later transported to an area hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound.

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and is continuing the investigation into the shooting. Anyone with information should contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Baltimore County Police investigated two separate fatal crashes involving motorcycles last night.

The first crash occurred on the west side of the county around 6:12 p.m. when a motorcycle traveling south on Black Rock Road north of Falls Road lost control in a curve in the roadway and collided with a guardrail support pole. Baltimore County EMS responded and pronounced the rider deceased at the scene. He is identified as Kevin Dwayne Petty (48) of the 1300 block of Hillcrest Street, 21074.

The second crash occurred on the east side of the county just after 7 p.m. when a Volkswagen Jetta attempted to make a left turn onto Allender Road from Philadelphia Road in front of an oncoming motorcycle which struck the front passenger side of the Jetta. The adult male operator of the motorcycle suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital. A female passenger of the motorcycle, identified as Ashley Lynn Simpson (27) of the 7900 block of 35th Street, 21218, suffered critical injuries and was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. The driver of the Jetta was uninjured and remained at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate the factors involved in both of these fatal crashes.

Revised June 27, 2017