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Baltimore County Police are continuing their investigation into a late night shooting that left one man dead.

Officers responded for the call of a shooting around 10 p.m. Friday night. The victim, an adult man, was located to the rear of the 500 block of Welbrook Road, 21221 with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Medics responded and pronounced the man deceased at the scene. He is identified as Zeshaan Ali Toppa (21) of the 300 block of Leeanne Road, 21221.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation into this shooting this morning. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Police are investigating a shooting outside of Vino Liquors & Bar in Dundalk early this morning.

Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 3800 block of North Point Road, 21222, just before 2 a.m. and discovered shell casings on the parking lot. Shortly thereafter the victim, an adult woman, walked into a hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. She is expected to survive her injuries.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting and ask anyone who may have information to contact them by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (September 25, 2020 10:54 a.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have confirmed that Maurice Brown shot and subsequently killed Montrell Johnson as funeral services began at Mount Zion Cemetery on September 12, 2018. A second shooter then fired upon Maurice Brown, who died at the scene. This second shooter remains unidentified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (September 14, 2018 4:36 p.m.)

The second victim of a shooting at Mount Zion Cemetery on Tuesday has been pronounced deceased from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He is identified as Montrell Johnson (25) of the 2800 block of Westfield Avenue, 21214. 

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation into this incident and ask anyone with additional information to contact them by calling 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (September 13, 2018 10:03 a.m.):

Police have identified the man killed during a shooting that erupted as graveside services were beginning for a young Baltimore City shooting victim at Mount Zion Cemetery yesterday as Maurice Brown Jr. (32) of the 300 block of Lyndhurst Street, 21229. He died as a result of apparent gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body. The second shooting victim, a 25-year-old man, remains in critical condition at the time of this posting.

Original Release (September 12, 2018 5:16 p.m.):

Shooting at Cemetery Funeral Kills Two

One man has died, another remains in critical condition following a shooting this afternoon at Mount Zion Cemetery.

The funeral procession had arrived. Mourners were gathering around the grave site. A smaller group of men had separated from the larger group. The ceremony was just about to begin. Suddenly, gunshots rang out among the smaller group of men. Mourners began running in all directions seeking cover. Two men were left critically injured, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the upper portions of their bodies.

Police and EMS responded to the scene at 3900 Hollins Ferry Road around 12:42 p.m. and began treating the wounded, transporting both men to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma, where one was pronounced deceased. The second man remains in grave condition. A third victim was also transported to an area hospital for treatment of chest pains following the incident.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide and Violent Crimes Units responded to the scene to continue the investigation, which will now focus on answering questions regarding the number of weapons involved, the number of suspects involved, and the motive for this shooting. Police do believe that this was a targeted crime and there is no further danger to the public in general.

Baltimore City Police has confirmed that today's funeral was for 18-year-old Marcus Brown, shot and killed in the 1400 block of North Mount Street in August.

Updates will be provided as additional information is confirmed.

 
 
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