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Date: May 21, 2019

UPDATE (May 21, 2019 1:52 p.m.):

The woman shot in an early morning shooting on Fontana Lane in Rosedale last week has died.

Kitera Alishia Bishop (23) of the 8800 block of Fontana Lane, 21237, died Friday after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. A 26-year-old man also suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound during the incident.

The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arrival. Police are asking anyone who may have additional information regarding this shooting or who can help identify the suspect to call 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted through Metro Crime Stoppers and may be eligible for a reward:

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip:

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

Original Release (May 16, 2019 11 a.m.):

Two Victims Injured in Early Morning Shooting

Just after 1 a.m. on May 16, Baltimore County Police received a call for a shooting in the 8800-block of Fontana Lane, 21237.

Police arrived and located two victims. A 26-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his hand while a 23-year-old woman suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the mid-body. Both victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The woman is currently in critical condition. The male victim did suffer non-life-threatening injuries.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Photo of Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio.Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On May 21, 2018, Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio, 29, responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle with multiple suspicious subjects walking around homes on Linwen Way in Precinct 8 Parkville. When she arrived and located the vehicle, she got out of her police car and ordered the driver to exit the vehicle. Instead, the driver accelerated and fatally struck Officer Caprio.

Officer Caprio was nearly a four-year veteran of the Department and was married. Officer Caprio is the first female line-of-duty death in the Department's history.

Revised June 27, 2017