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Baltimore County Police are now asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a shooting at Target in Owings Mills two weeks ago.

Shoppers were left startled and afraid when a gunshot rang out in the Target cafe at 11200 Reisterstown Road, 21117 around 5:41 p.m. on Monday, March 12. Two of the subjects involved in the incident fled the store toward Dolfield Boulevard on foot while the rest were seen fleeing in a vehicle southbound on Reisterstown Road following the shooting.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but surveillance video shows one suspect shooting toward two of the other subjects involved in the incident when they became engaged in a physical altercation. It is still unclear which of the two was the intended target. Police believe that the shooter is one of the subjects seen fleeing the scene on foot toward Dolfield Boulevard after attempting to fire a second round, which jammed in the gun.

Police are now asking for the public's help in identifying the individuals pictured in these still frames from the Target security surveillance video. Anyone who recognizes any of these individuals is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Detectives from the Franklin - Precinct 3 Investigative Services Unit continue to work this case.

Update: 2/13/18 1:40 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help with information concerning the December 20th assault of a 14-year-old boy. Detectives have continued their investigation, but have been unable to identify a suspect at this time. The only description is someone wearing all black clothing, approximately 5'10" in height, and weighing 175 pounds. 

Anyone with information about this violent crime, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020 or call 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, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

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Original Release: 12/21/17 12:11 p.m.

Just after 1:00 p.m. on December 20, 2017, Baltimore County Police were called to the 4700-block of Stellabrooke Lane, 21237 for a serious assault. Police learned that a 14-year-old boy was returning home from school, along with a relative. When the boy got out of a car, he was approached by a suspect and struck several times with a baseball bat. After assaulting the child, the suspect ran from the area. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is currently in serious condition. If anyone has information about this crime, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Update: 1/26/18 11:00 a.m.

Photo of Daquane Antonio Ray. Police have charged the 16-year-old Catonsville boy as an adult. Daquane Antonio Ray has been charged with first degree arson, first degree malicious burning, two counts of first degree assault, second degree assault and theft charges. Ray will be held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.

Original Release: 1/25/18 2:34 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a string of crimes committed by a 16-year-old boy this morning in the Catonsville area.

Just after 10:30 a.m. Baltimore County Fire and Police Departments were called to the 900-block of Bardswell Road, 21228 for a house fire. Information was received that the fire was intentionally set by the suspect. Fire Department Engine 13 (Westview) was the first on the scene of the fire and found smoke showing. Firefighters contained the fire in less than 10 minutes and did not find anyone inside the house.

Police then received a call that the suspect was carrying some type of weapon and chasing a man on Bardswell Road in the direction of Johnnycake Elementary School. This was followed by a call from the elementary school that the suspect, who could be seen wearing a mask, walked into the school building. The suspect did not have a weapon when he walked into the school. Police determined that the 16-year-old gained access and attempted to steal property from inside the building. He left the school without incident after being approached by school officials. Once outside the building, the suspect was followed by school officials and taken into custody by police in the area of Vanderwood Road, 21228. Officers are continuing their investigation and expect to place charges against the juvenile. 

Revised June 27, 2017