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Keyword: first degree assault

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a shooting in the 9900 block of Liberty Road last night.

Police were dispatched around 9:25 p.m. after the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body while outside of his home. The victim, 25, was transported to an area hospital but is expected to survive his wound. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit responded and are investigating the possibility that the victim in this shooting was targeted. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

UPDATE (April 9, 2019 1:03 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the two 15-year-old suspects that assaulted and seriously injured two men and a juvenile with a knife Sunday night in Windsor Mill.

Jermaine Isaiah Foster (15) and Jordan Tyrone Foster (15), both of the 2500 block of Elesmere Drive, 21244 have been charged as adults with two counts each of Attempted First Degree Homicide and three counts each of First Degree Assault. Both are being held by Baltimore County Corrections on denied bail status pending bail review hearings.

Original Release (April 8, 2019 4 p.m.):

Two teenage boys are being charged as adults following a triple stabbing in Windsor Mill last night.

The boys, both 15 years old, were arrested shortly after midnight following a physical fight with three neighbors in which at least one of the suspects pulled out knife and stabbed the victims. Police were called to the 2500 block of Elesmere Drive, 21244 around 7:45 p.m. for the fight, which left an 18-year-old man suffering from life-threatening wounds to the upper body, a 40-year-old man suffering non-life threatening wounds to the upper body, and a 14-year-old boy suffering a cut to the upper body when he tried to break up the fight.

The fight began when the victims confronted the suspects and were attacked by the two teenage boys. The 14-year-old boy had sought help from the victims after a verbal exchange with the two teenage boys at a nearby playground.

Both of the adult victims were transported to an area hospital following the fight. The juvenile was treated for his cuts at the scene.

The two teens fled the scene prior to arrival of police but were identified as the suspects and arrested a few hours later. They now face being charged as adults in the assault. Those charges are presently pending.

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

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017