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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.

Baltimore County Police have charged a man in connection with a shooting in Essex Saturday evening.

Alexander Morgan Francis (29) of the 1000 block of Foxridge Lane in Essex, 21221, is charged with 1st Degree Assault and weapons violations and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

Francis was identified by the victims, a 24-year-old woman and a 30-year-old woman, as the shooter, with whom both are acquainted. One of the women had argued with Francis when they crossed paths at a convenience store earlier in the evening.

The women flagged down an officer on Foxchase Lane after fleeing Sandalwood Road where they heard gunshots and saw Francis run out from Punjab Drive, shooting at their car. Neither of the women suffered any physical injuries and no damage was found on the vehicle.

Officer Bostedo and her K9 partner, Yukon, responded to the scene and located Francis in a nearby alley, where he was placed under arrest without incident. A search of the area resulted in the discovery of bullet holes in the siding of a building in the 900 block of Punjab Drive.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017