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Keyword: 21220

One man is dead following a shooting in Middle River early Sunday morning.

Officer responded to the unit block of South Hawthorne Road for a call to check the location at 1:52 a.m. On their arrival they discovered the body of Antonio Michael Hudgins (18), also of the unit block of South Hawthorne Road, 21220, in front of the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Hudgins was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding medics.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this shooting death and ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying four suspects involved in a 2nd degree burglary of a liquor store in Essex two weeks ago which included the theft of scratch-off lottery tickets.

Detectives have obtained surveillance video of two of the suspects who are responsible for breaking out a window and entering the Wine and Spirits liquor store at 139 Orville Road, 21220 around 11:48 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. One suspect is significantly taller than the other with a distinctive walk, which detectives hope will help lead to his identification. The two suspects loitered outside of the liquor store (as seen here) before the shorter of the two broke out a front window and entered the store, taking cigarettes and scratch-off lottery tickets from a display case. The taller suspect remained outside, acting as a lookout, until they both fled the area on foot.

A second set of suspects, believed to be a male and a female with a partially shaven head, were caught on surveillance camera attempting to cash some of the stolen lottery tickets at a Royal Farms store on Eastern Avenue near Kane Street in Baltimore City.

Anyone with information on this crime or any of the four suspects involved is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Burglary Unit continues to investigate this crime.

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, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (December 5, 2017 3:39 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have arrested two suspects in the November 27 shooting of a man in Middle River.

Alicia Charline Venzke (26) of the 100 block of Covered Wagon Road, 21220 and Michael George Collett (27) of the 8500 block of Morvan Road, 21234 are both charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony/Violent Crime.

Police were initially called to the area of Carroll Island Road for a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. Police have determined that the shooting occurred just before 9 p.m. in an alley between Day Coach Circle and Eastern Boulevard when Venzke, known to the victim, set him up to be robbed. The victim was walking with Venzke in the alley toward her house when Collett arrived and they announced the robbery. Venzke shot the victim when he attempted to flee, striking him in the leg.

Venzke and Collett fled to her nearby home after the robbery attempt, where they were arrested the following day. Venzke was in possession of a gun at the time of her arrest, and a second gun was recovered in her home during the execution of a search warrant.

Both Venzke and Collett remain held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

Alicia Charline Venzke                                                                                  Michael George Collett

Original Release (November 28, 2017 9:34 a.m.):

Police Investigate Call For Gunshot Wound

Baltimore County Police responded to the 100 block of Carroll Island Road, 21220 around 8:56 p.m. last night for a call of a subject suffering from a gunshot wound.

When officers arrived they found a 33-year-old man laying down in a parking lot with a gunshot wound to his lower body. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment but is expected to survive his injuries. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival, but they believe this was a targeted crime and continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

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, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017