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Date: Oct 9, 2019

Two men are arrested and charged in the shooting of a man during a robbery on Melissa Court in Owings Mills last week.

Brandon Leon Nyle Jackson (23) of the 3300 block of Ripple Road, 21244 and his cousin, Phillip Lermell Jackson (23) of the 3700 block of Boarman Avenue, 21215 are both charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, armed robbery and firearms charges after shooting and injuring a man and assaulting a woman during an armed robbery on Monday, September 30.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit determined that the Jackson cousins followed the victim to Melissa Court where Brandon Jackson pointed a handgun at the victim, then struck the victim with the gun. Jackson fired the gun during the assault, causing a non-life-threatening injury to the victim. Brandon Jackson stole cash and a cell phone from the victim.

A woman, hearing the gunshot, exited her home. Brandon Jackson pointed the gun at her and stole her cell phone, as well. The Jackson cousins fled the location in a vehicle driven by Phillip Jackson.

Brandon Jackson and Phillip Jackson both remain held on no bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center following bail review hearings.

Twenty-one people have been displaced from their homes as a result of last night's four-alarm fire in Dundalk.

The fire, which involved four townhomes in the 100 block of Highshire Court, 21222, remains under investigation by BCoPD fire investigators.

Fire officials will conduct a neighborhood "after the fire" walk this evening, October 9, to answer questions from residents about fire safety. Fire personnel will begin the walk around 6 p.m.

BCoFD fire units were dispatched at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday for a working dwelling fire that escalated quickly as fire spread across the rooftops of the townhomes. Commanders subsequently called for second, third and fourth alarms that ultimately brought more than 30 pieces of apparatus to the scene.

Firefighters from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County responded under mutual aid agreements. BGE and the Maryland Department of the Environment also responded.

First-arriving crews found smoke showing from the front of a townhome and found the rear of the home fully involved.

One civilian was injured and evaluated at the scene , but declined transport to a hospital.

At about 11:07 p.m.,  a "Mayday" was called when a career firefighter fell through the roof. The firefighter self-extricated within minutes and was evaluated by EMS crews at the scene. He was not seriously hurt.

The fire was knocked at 11:29 p.m.

The Red Cross responded to assist the displaced residents.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017