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Keyword: 1st degree assault

UPDATE (February 20, 2020 3:11 p.m.):

The man injured in a stabbing on Bennett Road in Essex last Friday, February 14, has died.

Margarito Miron (42) of the 7400 block of Berkshire Road, 21222 died on Tuesday, February 18.

Booking phot of Vidal Trinidad-HernandezThe suspect, identified as Vidal Trinidad-Hernandez (61), of the 100 block of Bennett Road, 21221 was charged with attempted first degree murder and first degree assault after being released from the hospital on Tuesday, February 18. The case will now be reviewed by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office for additional charges. He remains held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status following a bail review hearing yesterday.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the motive behind this incident.

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Original Release (February 15, 2020 11:31 a.m.):

County Police Investigating Serious Stabbing in Essex

Just after 11:30 p.m. on February 14, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to the 100-block of Bennett Road, 21221, for a stabbing. Officers arrived and located an adult male victim in front of the location suffering from an apparent stab wound to the upper body. The victim was transported to a local hospital, his condition is currently unknown. 

As the investigation progressed, the suspect was taken into custody at the scene. He was also transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. More information will be released once the suspect is formally charged. This investigation is being handled by the detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. 

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is now investigating a serious assault case after the victim died of his injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the man's death a homicide from multiple head injuries with complications this morning after an autopsy was performed. The man, identified as William David Johnson Jr. (78) with no fixed address, remained hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center since the incident on September 24 until his death Sunday morning, October 6.

Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Eastern Boulevard for a call of an unconscious subject just after 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, September 24.The victim had been struck repeatedly with a blunt object, causing multiple injuries to the man.

No suspect has yet been identified in this case, which has been forwarded to the Homicide Unit for further investigation. Anyone who may have information is asked to call 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: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

Investigators from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a weekend shooting in Rosedale.

Police were responding to the area of Hazelwood Avenue and Willann Road around 3:47 a.m. Saturday morning for a call of shots fired when a patrol officer was flagged down near Philadelphia Road and Golden Ring Road by a driver taking the victim to the hospital. The victim flagged down the driver while fleeing the area after suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the upper body. Medics responded and transported the victim, 29, to an area hospital where he is expected to recover.

Detectives continue working to confirm the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit 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: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017