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Just after 6:00 am on August 12, 2019, Baltimore County Police received a call for a shooting in the 5600-block of Shelbourne Road, 21227. Police arrived and located a victim inside the house suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Drevon Jamal Williams, 28, with a last known address in the 5600-block of Shelbourne Road, 21227, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Investigation revealed that at least one suspect entered the house, found the victim, and shot Williams. The suspect(s) ran from the house after the shooting. There were several other individuals inside the home, none of whom were injured during the incident. Police believe that the victim was targeted but are not prepared to release a suspect description at this time. This is an active investigation and updates will be provided as they become available.

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Just after 6:30 p.m. on April 21, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the 3800-block of Hollins Ferry Road, 21227 for a stabbing. Upon arrival, police located the victim, a 44-year-old man, suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. He was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries.

The subsequent investigation determined that the victim and suspect were involved in an argument after getting out of the truck in the parking lot of the Speedy Mart on Hollins Ferry Road. The suspect stabbed the victim and then ran from the area. Detectives are actively investigating this crime and believe that this is an isolated incident.

Baltimore County Fire crews fought two significant fires Tuesday -- the first a house fire in the Halethorpe area, the second a two-alarm blaze at the vacant Macaroni Grill in Timonium.

Dwelling Fire, 100 block Ridge Ave., 21227

Units were dispatched at 3:18 p.m. to the 100 block of Dwelling fire, 100 block of Ridge Ave.Ridge Ave. for a dwelling fire. First-arriving units from the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Co. found heavy smoke showing and the first floor fully involved. Firefighters contained the fire contained by 3:38 p.m.

Because of structural damage, all crews evacuated the structure, and it has not been safe for BCoPD fire investigators to enter it.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

One volunteer firefighter was evaluated for a minor injury at the scene. No civilian injuries were reported; all occupants evacuated on their own.

Twenty-two pieces of equipment responded.

Two-Alarm Fire, 9700 block Beaver Dam Rd., 21093

At 6:09 p.m., fire crews responded to the vacant Macaroni Grill restaurant for a fire after a 911 caller reported the structure fully involved.

Commanders quickly moved to defensive operations, fighting the fire from the outside. A second alarm was called at 6:41 p.m. Several collapses were reported at 7:25 p.m.

The fire was placed under control at 8:05 p.m. Two-alarm fire at Macaroni Grill, Lutherville-TimoniumNo injuries were reported.

The cause remains under investigation by BCoPD fire investigators.

Twenty-five pieces of equipment responded to this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017