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Just before 2:00 a.m. Baltimore County Police responded to the 6500-block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228 for a fatal shooting.

Police determined that there was an altercation between the security guards of a business and a male subject in the parking lot. Security employees were asking patrons to leave the parking lot because the business was closed. The suspect refused to leave the parking lot. After being asked several times to leave, the suspect went to his car and retrieved a handgun. As the suspect raised the gun in the direction of one of the security guards, the guard fired his handgun, striking the suspect in the upper body. After being shot, the suspect ran a short distance and then collapsed. The suspect was struck multiple times. He was transported to Saint Agnes Hospital and pronounced deceased at 2:34 a.m.

The suspect did fire his weapon, but no one else was injured during the shooting. The security guard remained on the scene. Baltimore County Police will continue their investigation and submit their findings to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for final determination of this incident.

The suspect has been identified as Ron Worsley, 34, of the 4900-block of Parkton Court, 21229. The name of the security guard will not be released at this time due to the on-going investigation.

At 8:10 a.m. Baltimore County Fire and EMS crews were dispatched to the Westside Men's Shelter at 309 Redwood Circle in Catonsville for a report of a medical emergency. 

As fire crews entered the building, meters alerted the presence of a potentially hazardous gas.  Additional crews, including the Baltimore County Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team, were called to the scene to assist.  Their meters confirmed the presence of abnormally high levels of a potentially hazardous gas.  

Crews immediately evacuated 67 clients from the facility.  

An additional person, an elderly man, was found deceased in a dormitory.  It is unclear at this point whether his death was related to the potentially hazardous gases; there was virtually no gas detected in his dormitory.  

One of the 67 clients was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  

Baltimore County Property Management and Baltimore Gas and Electric are on scene assisting BCoFD in efforts to determine the source of the gas.  

Arrangements are being made to relocate the remaining clients of the facility.

UPDATE (March 20, 2018 1:34 p.m.):

Patricia Pivec has been located safe and returned home. Thank you for sharing her information in the effort to located her quickly.

Original Release (March 17, 2018 10:51 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are attempting to locate a missing Catonsville woman. Patricia Lee Pivec, 66, from the 600-block of Warwick Road, 21228 was last seen leaving her home just after noon on March 16, 2018. She left the area driving a red 2013 Honda Accord, bearing Maryland registration 7AD1853. Patricia is described as a white female, 5’6”, and 130 pounds. If you have any information about Patricia Pevic, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

Revised June 27, 2017