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A 74-year-old woman died Sunday of injuries sustained in a dwelling fire in Essex.

Lillian Anita Webb was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Baltimore County Fire Department paramedic.

Fire crews were dispatched at 12:24 p.m. to the 1000 block of Foxridge Lane, 21221, after an anonymous caller reported a dwelling fire. A Baltimore County police officer arrived first and saw flames at the rear of the home and smoke coming from the front door.

First-arriving fire crews also encountered flames inside the rear kitchen front door and heavy smoke at the front and rear windows. Fire personnel found the victim on the floor in the kitchen area, about five feet from the rear door, and immediately carried her outside for treatment by EMS personnel.

One firefighter suffered dehydration while fighting the fire and was treated by EMS personnel at the scene.

A cat, located in an adjacent structure, was transported with smoke inhalation by BCoFD to a local animal hospital.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators confirmed that this accidential fire began in the kitchen, at a stovetop burner.

At 11:58 p.m. on June 24, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to a convenience store in the 800-block of S. Marlyn Avenue, 21221 for a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Subsequent investigation determined that the victim, a 26-year-old man, was shot by an unknown suspect in the area of S. Marlyn Avenue and Sandalwood Road. The circumstances that led up to the shooting remain under investigation at this time. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the mid-body. He is expected to survive his injuries. 

The Violent Crimes Unit is handling this case. Please call 410-307-2020 with any information. 

Just before 1:30 a.m. on June 22, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the 900-block of Ashbridge Drive, 21221 for a shooting. Police arrived and located the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim told police that he was exercising around the neighborhood when he was approached by a suspect who threatened him with a gun and told him to get on the ground. The victim refused and walked away from the suspect. The suspect then shot the victim and ran away.

The victim, a 32-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injuries. The Violent Crimes Unit is investigating this case. If anyone has information, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Revised June 27, 2017