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A thorough investigation led Baltimore County Police to quickly identify the suspect in a shooting in the 500 block of Main Street in Dundalk Sunday evening.

Although police have received varying accounts of the events, they believe the suspect knocked on the victim's rear door around 7 p.m. and entered the home. The suspect and victim engaged in a verbal altercation that escalated when the suspect pulled out a gun and struck the victim in the head, causing the firearm to discharge into a wall of the home. The victim retrieved his own firearm, firing multiple rounds at the suspect, who fled on foot through the rear door.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital with a minor injury to his head and released.

A short time later police were notified of a shooting victim that responded to a hospital in Baltimore City with multiple gunshot wounds. This person was ultimately identified as the suspect in the Main Street shooting by the primary responding officer and detectives from the Dundalk Precinct Investigative Services Team. An arrest warrant was obtained, pending the suspect's release from medical care. The identity of this suspect will be released following formal charging.

Ford Rowell (79) of the unit block of Weyburn Court in Rosedale was killed Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing North Dundalk Avenue in Dundalk.

Baltimore County Police Crash Team investigators have preliminarily determined that Mr. Rowell was crossing North Dundalk Avenue near Center Place around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, May 14, when he was struck by a 2014 GMC Sierra traveling southbound on North Dundalk Avenue. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he later died.

The Baltimore County Crash Team continues to investigate this incident.

Updated Release: 12/30/17 4:00 p.m.

Due to information from the public, County Police have identified the St. Helena Mini Mart Robber. Police received information identifying the man responsible for the December 26th robbery. Shane Reed Woodall, 26, of the 6500-block of St. Helena Avenue, 21222, has been charged with armed robbery, robbery, and theft less than $100. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

The Police Department thanks those who shared this information and to those who assisted in the identification of Woodall. 


Original Release: 12/29/17 9:45 a.m.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the December 26 robbery of a convenience store in Dundalk.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on December 26 officers responded to the report of a robbery at the St. Helena Mini Mart, located in the 200-block of St. Helena Avenue, 21222. The suspect entered the store, threatened the owner, and demanded cash. After taking money from the register, the suspect fled from the store in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a white male, between 18 to 30 years old, 6’2” and approximately 160 pounds.

If anyone has information about this robbery or this suspect, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

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:

Revised June 27, 2017