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Keyword: 1st degree assault

Baltimore County Police have charged an 18-year-old student in the assault of a teacher in school yesterday morning.

Additional police were called to Loch Raven High School in Towson around 8:38 a.m. when teachers and the school resource officer struggled to restrain the student, identified as Geronimo Pacer Harding Jr of the 8600 block of Willow Oak Road, 21234, after he began punching a teacher in the face. Harding was speaking with the teacher, who was seated at his desk in his classroom, and became agitated. He then suddenly began punching the teacher in the face, knocking him onto the ground, where he continued to strike the teacher in the face and torso.

The teacher initially declined medical treatment but was later treated at an area hospital for serious facial wounds. Harding was taken into custody and initially transported to an area hospital, then later charged with the assault. He faces both First and Second Degree Assault and other school related charges. He is presently held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

booking photo of Geronimo Harding

Police are investigating an early morning shooting on Marquette Road in the White Marsh Precinct believed to be an attempted robbery.

Baltimore County Police were first called to the 6000 block of Marquette Road for a crash after a vehicle struck a tree around 4:30 a.m. Police responding to the scene found evidence of a crash but no vehicle.

A short time later Baltimore City Police were called to a residence for a man in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. He was transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Police were able to piece together information and determined that the victim, an adult man, was the driver of a sedan service who picked up a fare in Baltimore City and transported two men, the suspects, to the 6000 block of Marquette Road around 4:30 a.m. Once there, the suspects produced a handgun and attempted to rob the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was shot once in a lower extremity. The two suspects fled the scene on foot while the victim got back into his vehicle and attempted to drive away but struck a tree first, then drove to a home in Baltimore City where a known resident called 911.

Anyone who may have information about this crime or these suspects is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. The BCoPD Violent Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 10:30 p.m. last night when a security guard at 15 De Septembre Bar and Lounge, 3911 Hollins Ferry Road, was threatened, then nearly run over by a party-goer.

The suspect, a 25-year-old man, became angry after being denied entry into a party and began threatening the other party-goers, then engaged in a physical altercation with security guards when he was escorted away from the property. He got into his vehicle and drove at a high rate of speed toward a uniformed security guard, who attempted to move out of the way while simultaneously retrieving his firearm, firing a single shot into the vehicle as he was struck in the lower body by the suspect's truck. The suspect fled the location and was stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police a short distance away.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the lower body but is expected to survive his wound. The security guard, who is not a police officer but does possess a permit to carry a weapon, suffered minor injuries.

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. At the conclusion of the investigation the case will be reviewed by the Office of the Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore County for determination of charges.

Revised June 27, 2017