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Update, November 19:

The victim in this apartment fire died of his injuries on November 17.

He is Michael Anthony Carter, 33, of the 7700 block of Hillendale Rd., 21234.

Original release:

A 33-year-old man remains in critical but stable condition at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with injuries sustained Tuesday in a one-alarm Parkville apartment fire.

BCoPD fire investigators have ruled the fire accidental; it began when a lamp fell and ignited combustible materials.

Fire crews from Engine 11 (Hillendale), Truck 1 (Towson) and other central county stations responded at 8:40 p.m. to the 7700 block of Hillendale Rd., 21234, for an apartment fire and arrived to find smoke showing in the hallway.

Truck 1's crew located the victim, who was unconscious. Firefighters did not find other victims in a search of the building.

EMS personnel provided care at the scene and transported the victim via Medic 11 to Shock Trauma.

Firefighters knocked the fire in about 15 minutes.


The officer involved in this shooting has been identified as Officer Downs, assigned to Precinct 6/Towson. He joined BCoPD in June 2013 and has no prior combat shootings.

Original release:

On April 12, 2017 just before 4:30 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for a suspect breaking into cars in the area of Hillendale Road and Northview Road, 21234.

A Baltimore County officer arrived in the area of the call and observed a man attempting to conceal himself from the officer's view, turning his back towards the officer. The officer approached the man and called out to him. As the officer walked in his direction, the man turned around facing the officer and reached for a gun inside of the waistband of his pants. The officer observed the suspect reaching for the gun and yelled for the man to stop. The suspect continued to pull the gun and the officer fired multiple shots from his service weapon.

The suspect was struck and suffered a wound to the lower body. A handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting. 

The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment. The suspect's condition is unknown at this time.

The Baltimore County Police Department is conducting its investigation and will submit the case to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office for their review. 

Updates will be provided as additional information is made available. 

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