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Baltimore County Police made a quick arrest in a shooting on Kernan Drive yesterday afternoon.

The victim, a 39-year-old man, was working outside of a home in the 1900 block of Kernan Drive just before 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when he heard shots fired. He turned to see the suspect aiming a shotgun at him and attempted to flee, but the suspect fired again and struck the victim once in the upper body, then fled the location. The victim suffered a non-life-threatening wound and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

booking photo of Charles ParkerDetectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. They ultimately determined that the suspect was known to the victim and the two had an ongoing dispute. The suspect, identified as Charles Eric Parker (60) of the 1900 block of Kernan Drive, 21207, was located in the Roland Park area and arrested around 4:25 p.m. yesterday. He is charged with attempted homicide and a number of firearms violations. He is held on no bond status pending a bail review hearing.

A man was taken for an emergency psychological evaluation after disrupting an event at Martin's West this morning, threatening suicide.

Police were called to Martin's West in the 6800 block of Dogwood Road in Windsor Mill, 21244, at 9:57 a.m. after the man (33) took the stage with a Nerf toy gun and threatened suicide. He had also placed 4 small bags under tables at the event. The man was taken into custody without incident and transported to an area hospital for an evaluation.

As a precaution, Martin's West was evacuated while the Baltimore County Hazardous Devices Team and Explosive Detection K9 Team deployed and rendered the scene safe. The bags were found to contain clothing and cash. Martin's West has since reopened and is continuing with all scheduled events.

Revised June 27, 2017