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Keyword: attempted murder

booking photo of Micheal Anthony YoungBaltimore County Police are investigating a stabbing in Gwynn Oak yesterday morning that left a man hospitalized.

Just before 5 a.m. police responded to the 3600 block of Campfield Road, 21207 for a call of a stabbing. Responding officers discovered an adult man outside the home suffering from trauma to the upper body. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers located the suspect, identified as Michael Anthony Young (29) of the 2900 block of Allendale Road, 21216, walking nearby. He was arrested and treated at an area hospital for minor injuries before being released back into police custody. 

The investigation determined that the victim invited the suspect to his home where they began arguing. The argument escalated when Young stabbed the victim in the upper body with a sharp edged weapon several times. The victim fled the home to seek help while Young left the location on foot, where he was apprehended by responding officers.

Young is charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault and having a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure. He is held on no bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Detectives from the Pikesville Precinct Investigative Services Team are continuing the investigating into this incident. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-887-1279. Callers may remain anonymous.

Booking photo of Reginald Eugene CooperUPDATE (May 13, 2020 1:45 p.m.):

Police have charged Reginald Eugene Cooper (40) of the 4200 block of Maple Path Circle, 21236 in yesterday's assault on his 11-year-old son.

Cooper was behaving bizarrely yesterday morning when he stopped a neighbor outside and told her to go into his house to check on his son. When she did so, Cooper returned and threatened to kill his son, striking him with a screwdriver and causing a puncture wound. He assaulted the neighbor when she tried to leave to get help. The boy fled the home where another neighbor saw him bleeding and tried to render first aid. Cooper approached and assaulted her, as well as a third neighbor after demanding entry into the man's home.

When the first officer arrived he was directed by witnesses to Cooper, who did not comply with commands and assaulted the officer. Cooper was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital as a precaution based on his behavior, treated and released. The officer was also transported to an area hospital, treated and released. The boy remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Cooper is charged with the following: 

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • Attempted second degree murder
  • First degree assault
  • Five counts of second degree assault
  • First degree child abuse
  • Second degree child abuse
  • Use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure

Cooper is held on no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

Original Release (May 12, 2020 11:05 a.m.):

Police are investigating after a child was injured this morning in a domestic related assault.

Officers were called to the 4200 block of Maple Path Circle, 21236 at 10:28 a.m. when the boy, 11, ran to a neighbor's house seeking help after his father struck him with an object that caused a puncture wound to his upper body. The suspect fought with arriving officers, causing a non-life-threatening injury to one officer before he was taken into custody.

The boy was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition. The officer was also transported to an area hospital for treatment. The identity of the suspect is withheld pending formal charges.

The BCoPD reminds the public that if you are a victim of domestic violence and are in immediate danger, please call 911. Resources and information about domestic violence are also available online.

WANTED: Michael Samuel Brown Jr

Baltimore County Police need your help locating Michael Samuel Brown Jr, 30, wanted in connection with a shooting in the 700 block of Charing Cross Road, 21229 on April 26.

Police responded to the call at Charing Cross Road and West Hill Parkway around 3:30 p.m. when Brown and another suspect fired shots at each other. No one was injured during the shooting. Brown fled in the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer bearing Virginia registration ‘URA3063’ pictured above.

A warrant was obtained for Brown on April 27, charging him with attempted first degree murder, possession of a firearm, use of a firearm during a felony, and several other charges.

Brown, a resident of the 700 block of Charing Cross Road, is described as 5'10, 220-pounds, brown eyes and black dread locks. Brown is known to frequent the Edmonson Heights area of Baltimore County.

Anyone with information on Brown’s whereabouts or the location of the described Chevrolet Trailblazer is asked to call 911 or contact police at 410-307-2020. You can also contact detectives from the Woodlawn Precinct Investigative Services Unit by calling 410-887-1340. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges 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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised June 27, 2017