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UPDATE (March 31, 2:56 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police arrested four men in connection with the shooting of a man in Lansdowne.

On March 8 at 5:44 a.m., police responded to the area of Virginia Avenue and McDowell Lane, 21227 for a shooting. The initial investigation determined that several suspects approached a vehicle and fired multiple shots striking the victim. Detectives determined the suspects knew the victim and he was targeted.

Detectives arrested the following suspects:

  • Theodore Antonio Alston (29) of the 2500 block of East Federal Street, 21213
  • Clay Nazzarae Hart, Jr. (23) of the 5400 block of Whitwood Road, 21206
  • Darnell William Jones (25) of the 1600 block of Lochwood Road, 21218
  • Dionte Terrell Johnson (22) of the 1200 block North Patterson Park, 21213.

Each suspect faces attempted first degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony, and numerous other charges. They are currently held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status.

 

Original Release (March 8, 11:20 a.m.):

On March 8 at 5:44 a.m., police responded to the area of Virginia Avenue and McDowell Lane in Lansdowne for a shooting.

Responding officers found a man who was shot several times while he sat in his car. The man was able to run to a nearby home and ask for help. He was transported to a local hospital by medics and is expected to survive. The man was targeted and this is an isolated incident.

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit 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 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: http://metrocrimestoppers.org/

Mobile App: P3TIPS

 

UPDATE (March 2, 2020 4:01 p.m.):

booking photo of Calvin Krasheen FoggDetectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have charged a man in the shooting death of David Leroy King on January 24.

Calvin Krasheen Fogg (27) with no fixed address is charged with first degree murder in the death of David King and first degree attempted murder in the shooting of a second man during the incident. Fogg is held on no bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review hearing. 

Original Release (January 24, 2020 9:04 a.m.):

Police Investigating Homicide in Essex

A double shooting in Essex left one man dead this morning.

At 5:11 a.m. officers responded to the 900 block of Holgate Drive for a shooting. Arriving officers found two adult men outside a home who were both suffering gunshot wounds. Medics responded and transported one man to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The second man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The deceased man has been identified as David Leroy King, 29, of the 2100 block of Westfield Road.

Baltimore County Homicide Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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

Officer Anthony Michael Westerman, 25, has been charged with two counts of second degree rape and three counts of second degree assault. Westerman has been employed by the Baltimore County Police Department since 2013. His most recent assignment was at the Essex Precinct. 

This case was initiated when Baltimore County Police received information concerning the allegations. The Special Victims Unit conducted their investigation and ultimately pursued charges against Westerman. 

According to Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt, “the allegations made in this case are reprehensible and are not representative of the values and ethics of the Baltimore County Police Department. As a result of a thorough investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau, the officer has been arrested and has been suspended without pay.” Anthony Westerman is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017