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Keyword: attempted robbery

UPDATE (July 9, 2019 10:19 a.m.):

Booking photo of Karon Dajon HarvellPolice have arrested Karon Dajon Harvell (26) in the shooting of a man on Hazelwood Avenue Saturday night.

Harvell is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Armed Robbery and Robbery and remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review hearing yesterday.

Original Release (July 7, 2019 12:06 p.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting in Overlea this morning.

Officers responded to the 4800 block of Hazelwood Avenue just before midnight for a shooting after a 27-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the lower body during an attempted street robbery. The victim fought back and the suspects fled the scene.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his wounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may also be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers. Callers may remain anonymous.

UPDATE (June 11, 2019 11:12 a.m.):

Dorian Anthony Ross-Knox (24) of the 2900 block of Rayshire Road, 21230 was arrested yesterday morning for the attempted robbery and stabbing of a man in Hillcrest Park Sunday night.

Ross-Knox aroused suspicion when he reported being another victim of an attempted robbery at the park following the stabbing. Detectives determined that Ross-Knox was actually the suspect who approached the victim and another man and attempted to rob them at gunpoint. When the victim fought back, Ross-Knox pulled out a knife and stabbed him, then fled on foot.

Ross-Knox is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing scheduled for later today. He faces the following charges: 

Attempted 1st Degree Murder
Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
1st Degree Assault
2nd Degree Assault
2 counts Armed Robbery
2 counts Robbery
False Statement to Officer
False Statement to Officer with Intent to Cause Investigation

Original Release (June 10, 2019 3:52 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a stabbing that occurred during an attempted robbery in Hillcrest Park last night.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, fought back when the suspect brandished a gun in the park shortly after 10 p.m. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim at least once in the upper body before fleeing the area. The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening wounds but is expected to survive.

Detectives continued their investigation through the night, during which a pellet gun was recovered from the area, located in the 700 block of 3rd Avenue, 21227, and a suspect taken into custody. The suspect’s identity remains confidential pending forthcoming formal charges. Additional details are expected to be released tomorrow.

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a shooting in the unit block of Dowling Circle in the Parkville precinct.

Police were called to the area just before midnight for an 18-year-old man suffering at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim arrived at the location and exited his vehicle when he was confronted by two unknown suspects. An argument ensued followed by a short struggle, during which one of the suspects produced a handgun and shot the victim. The suspects fled the location prior to police arrival. The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are investigating this crime as an attempted robbery.

Revised June 27, 2017