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Baltimore County Police have arrested two adult suspects in the shooting of an 18-year-old man in Parkville last month.

Officers were called to the 8900 block of Old Harford Road, 21234 for a call of a shooting around 10:31 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. Arriving officers were advised that an 18-year-old man had been shot and driven to an area hospital by family members. Detectives from the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit responded to the hospital and began their investigation.

Detectives determined that the victim was involved in a confrontation with a group of male subjects approximately an hour before the shooting at a gas station on Joppa Road. Among those subjects were Chimel Witherspoon and Demonte Poole, who would approach the victim on Old Harford Road an hour later. Witherspoon fired a handgun at the victim, striking him once in the upper body. 

Chimel Mequon Witherspoon (19) of the 1300 block of Dalton Road, 21234 was arrested May 22. He remains held without bail on the following charges: 

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • Attempted second degree murder
  • First degree assault
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/crime of violence
  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm with a felony conviction
  • Possession of a firearm by a minor

Demonte Derrick Poole (20) of the 3300 block of Dudley Avenue, 21231 was arrested on May 21 and also remains held without bail on the following charges:

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • Attempted second degree murder
  • First degree assault
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a crime

Three juveniles have also since been charged in connection with this crime. Their identities will not be released.

The Baltimore County Police Department Robbery Unit is asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect that committed several armed robberies in the Dundalk area of Baltimore County between mid-January through the beginning of March, 2018. 

This suspect is responsible for robbing a number of liquor stores and convenience style stores, including the BP Gas Station at 800 Merritt Boulevard, Wise Liquors at 307 Wise Avenue, and Bite My Slice at 7014 German Hill Road, all in Dundalk.

While detectives have not obtained a usable image to release from surveillance video, the suspect is described as being a tall, possibly biracial man, approximately 5’10” to 6 feet tall, and an average weight. Anyone who may have information regarding these robberies is asked to contact police by calling 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: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

WANTED:

Eric Antoine Carter

Baltimore County Police are looking for a suspect wanted on warrants by both Baltimore County and Baltimore City Police for a number of crimes associated with the 1st Degree burglary and theft of a vehicle from a home in Baltimore County, and an associated assault and theft of vehicle in Baltimore City.

wanted suspect Eric Antoine CarterThe wanted suspect is identified as​ Eric Antoine Carter (23) of the 3000 block of West Lanvale Street, 21216. He is known to frequent the North Longwood corridor and Poplar Grove Corridor of the Western District of Baltimore City.

The series of events leading to the warrants for his arrest began in Baltimore City on April 17 around 1 a.m. when Carter stole a Honda that was left running on the parking lot of the BP gas station at 2801 Edmondson Avenue, 21216. When the owner stepped into the store, Carter jumped into the driver seat and began to drive away. The owner ran back out to the truck and managed to open the driver side door in an attempt to stop Carter, but he continued to flee, dragging the owner until he fell to the ground, suffering serious injuries and requiring hospitalization.

Around 1:30 a.m. another agency attempted to make a traffic stop on the stolen Honda which led police on a pursuit that ended when he escaped detection in the area of Circle Terrace and Shelbourne Road in Baltimore County. A woman residing in the 100 block of Circle Terrace, 21227, awoke in the morning to find the contents of her purse had been emptied onto her living room floor, more than $13,000 worth of personal possessions stolen, including the keys to the family truck, which was also stolen, and found the stolen Honda parked in her back yard.

Baltimore County Police and Baltimore City Police are now asking for the community's help in finding Eric Antoine Carter. Anyone who may have information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or simply dial 9-1-1. You can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers with tips for Baltimore County or Baltimore City Police. Baltimore County's Burglary Unit continues to investigate this crime.

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: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

 
 
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