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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.

Police are attempting to determine the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred on Whitby Road in the White Marsh Precinct last night.

Officers responded to the area of Whitby Road near Van Dyke Road after the victim knocked on a resident's door asking for help. The victim, a 23-year-old man, advised that he was walking along Whitby Road around 9:45 p.m. when he heard gunshots, then realized he’d been struck.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with at least one gunshot wound to the lower body and is expected to survive his injuries.

Police are asking anyone who may have heard gunshots or seen anything out of the ordinary to call 410-307-2020.

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Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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Police are investigating an early morning shooting on Marquette Road in the White Marsh Precinct believed to be an attempted robbery.

Baltimore County Police were first called to the 6000 block of Marquette Road for a crash after a vehicle struck a tree around 4:30 a.m. Police responding to the scene found evidence of a crash but no vehicle.

A short time later Baltimore City Police were called to a residence for a man in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body. He was transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Police were able to piece together information and determined that the victim, an adult man, was the driver of a sedan service who picked up a fare in Baltimore City and transported two men, the suspects, to the 6000 block of Marquette Road around 4:30 a.m. Once there, the suspects produced a handgun and attempted to rob the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was shot once in a lower extremity. The two suspects fled the scene on foot while the victim got back into his vehicle and attempted to drive away but struck a tree first, then drove to a home in Baltimore City where a known resident called 911.

Anyone who may have information about this crime or these suspects is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. The BCoPD Violent Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017