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Keyword: first degree assault

Update: 11/1/18 12:45 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are releasing the name of the officer involved in the October 29th shooting in the parking lot of Parkway Crossing located in the 2300-block of Cleanleigh Drive, 21234. Corporal Gonzalez is assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct and is an 11-year veteran of the Police Department. He is currently on routine administrative leave.

Corporal Gonzalez was involved in a prior shooting on March 13, 2017. Details on the prior shooting can be found here.


Update: 10/30/18 10:00 a.m.

The driver of the SUV involved in the altercation with the Baltimore County Police officer has been pronounced deceased at Sinai Hospital. The man has been identified as Derrick Alexander Sellman, 28, of the 2300-block of Walshire Avenue, 21214.

The officer has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment for his injuries. Detectives are continuing their investigation to determine the circumstances that lead up to the altercation between the officer and the suspect. More information will be provided as it becomes available. 

Original Release: 10/29/18 11:01 p.m.

On October 29, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m., a Baltimore County Officer was working secondary employment at Parkway Crossing located in the 2300-block of Cleanleigh Drive, 21234. The officer was told about a black SUV driving erratically across the shopping center parking lot. The officer saw the SUV in front of the ShopRite store, walked up to the vehicle and spoke to the driver. The driver opened the door during the interaction with the police officer. Shortly afterwards the driver quickly accelerated the SUV and either dragged the officer or struck him, causing the officer to be struck by another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction of the SUV. The officer was able to fire his service weapon at least once, striking the driver of the SUV. The driver continued to flee, hitting another parked car and then becoming disabled in the lot near the Home Depot.

The driver of the SUV was transported to Sinai Hospital in grave condition, from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The officer was taken to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver was the only person inside the SUV during the incident. Detectives are continuing their investigation at this time.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in the 3700 block of Brownbrook Court in Randallstown last night.

Police were initially called to the 3700 block of Brownbrook Court around 11:30 p.m. for a call of shots fired, but no suspect or victim was located at that time. Soon after, police were called to the 8700 block of Church Lane when the victim of the shooting on Brownbrook Court arrived at a friend’s home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body. The victim, a 34-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening wounds and remains in critical condition.

Detectives in the BCoPD Violent Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate this incident to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

A thorough investigation led Baltimore County Police to quickly identify the suspect in a shooting in the 500 block of Main Street in Dundalk Sunday evening.

Although police have received varying accounts of the events, they believe the suspect knocked on the victim's rear door around 7 p.m. and entered the home. The suspect and victim engaged in a verbal altercation that escalated when the suspect pulled out a gun and struck the victim in the head, causing the firearm to discharge into a wall of the home. The victim retrieved his own firearm, firing multiple rounds at the suspect, who fled on foot through the rear door.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital with a minor injury to his head and released.

A short time later police were notified of a shooting victim that responded to a hospital in Baltimore City with multiple gunshot wounds. This person was ultimately identified as the suspect in the Main Street shooting by the primary responding officer and detectives from the Dundalk Precinct Investigative Services Team. An arrest warrant was obtained, pending the suspect's release from medical care. The identity of this suspect will be released following formal charging.

Revised June 27, 2017