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Baltimore County Police have charged an 18-year-old student in the assault of a teacher in school yesterday morning.

Additional police were called to Loch Raven High School in Towson around 8:38 a.m. when teachers and the school resource officer struggled to restrain the student, identified as Geronimo Pacer Harding Jr of the 8600 block of Willow Oak Road, 21234, after he began punching a teacher in the face. Harding was speaking with the teacher, who was seated at his desk in his classroom, and became agitated. He then suddenly began punching the teacher in the face, knocking him onto the ground, where he continued to strike the teacher in the face and torso.

The teacher initially declined medical treatment but was later treated at an area hospital for serious facial wounds. Harding was taken into custody and initially transported to an area hospital, then later charged with the assault. He faces both First and Second Degree Assault and other school related charges. He is presently held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

booking photo of Geronimo Harding

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit made two arrests yesterday for a shooting in the unit block of Handworth Way that left one man injured Sunday night.

Police were called to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Sunday evening after the victim responded there with a gunshot wound to the lower body. The victim, 31, advised that he and his girlfriend were involved in an altercation with another couple that led to the male suspect shooting him around 7:30 p.m. The victim, 31, was treated at the hospital and released.

Police have identified the suspects as Qarier Onell Lovelace (29) of the 1200 block of South Marlyn Avenue, 21221 and Shakira Mikele Jackson (31) of the unit block of Handworth Way, 21236. Both have been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and firearms charges and are both held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

UPDATE (December 21, 2018 11:24 a.m.):

Brandon Troy Higgs is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Violent Crime for shooting a man on Bryanstone Road yesterday afternoon.

Booking photo of Brandon HiggsDetectives determined that Higgs (24) became involved in a confrontation with workers at a neighboring home before returning to his residence on Bryanstone Road.  A short time later, Higgs returned to the scene and continued the confrontation with the workers, which escalated into a physical fight. Higgs produced a handgun and shot one of the workers once in a lower extremity. Higgs was held down by the workers until police arrived and took him into custody.

Higgs is currently held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Original Release (December 20, 2018 4 p.m.):

Police are investigating a shooting in the 300 block of Bryanstone Road reported around 1:22 p.m.

The victim, an adult man, was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower body and is expected to survive his injuries. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are in the preliminary stages of the investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017