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Date: Jul 23, 2019

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit detectives are investigating an incident on Bexhill Road near Turgot Lane that left one man injured.

Police were dispatched to Northwest Hospital around 2:55 a.m. for a patient with a possible gunshot wound. Medical staff have determined that the injury the 36-year-old victim sustained is actually a laceration or possibly a stab wound. He is expected to recover.

The victim indicated that he was walking with friends on Bexhill Road when they were approached by a vehicle. At least three suspects exited the vehicle and began a physical altercation with the group, during which shots were heard being fired. The victim fled and was later transported to the hospital for what he thought was a gunshot wound.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual in the area at that time is asked to contact Baltimore County Police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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

All this week, July 22 through July 26, the Baltimore County Police Department will be on the roads and highways watching out for drivers who are being aggressive behind the wheel.

What is considered aggressive driving? Here are some examples:

  • Frequent or unsafe lane changes,
  • failing to signal or yield right of way,
  • tailgating, and disregarding traffic signals.

Road rage is the ultimate in aggressive driving. Driving fast and recklessly to pay back a driver who may have slighted him or her by passing or cutting the driver off can and does cause crashes and fatalities.

Officers will be aggressively searching out the driver who is putting others at risk by their actions. They could be ticketed or arrested. When the officer stops you, he or she will also check for outstanding warrants and other infractions.

Drive safe, stay cool, and enjoy the rest of the summer.

A pedestrian struck on Providence Road on July 4 has died.

Nathanial Ruiz (54) was working under the hood of a vehicle parked on Providence Road just south of Crestwick Road around 2:35 p.m. when a Mercedes ML350  traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center line and struck Mr. Ruiz and the vehicle he was working on, causing critical injuries. A 42-year-old woman inside the vehicle also suffered minor injuries. Both were transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma.

A driver and passenger of the Mercedes were uninjured.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this fatal crash.

Revised June 27, 2017