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A man was killed last night when he was struck by a vehicle while walking on Martin Boulevard near Compass Road in Middle River.

Police responded to the scene around 12:55 a.m. and determined that the man, identified as Jeremy Warfield McCoy (51) with no fixed address, was ​standing on the shoulder of Martin Boulevard just north of Compass Road when he was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu that crossed the white fog line. Mr. McCoy was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, a 32-year-old Dundalk woman, remained at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

​The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this crash.

One person has died following a two-vehicle crash Thursday on Martin Boulevard at Kelso Drive.

Ronald Kevin Parris III, 23, was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team was called to the scene at 4:22 p.m. The preliminary investigation shows that the crash involved a collision between a Hyundai Sonata and Ford F-450 truck.

Parris was a passenger in the Hyundai. The 25 year-old driver of the car and a four- year-old child were transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital with serious injuries. The three people in the Ford truck at the time of the crash were uninjured and remained at the crash scene.

The Baltimore County Crash Team continues to investigate the crash.

UPDATE (May 15):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the fourth suspect that was taken into custody after a shooting incident in Middle River on Tuesday afternoon.

Curtis Edward Williams Jr (38) of the 1500 block of Durham Street 21213 is charged with firearms violations, CDS violations, and related violations. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.

Booking Photograph of Curtis Edward Williams Jr

UPDATE (May 13):

Baltimore County Police have identified the three of the men arrested after a shooting incident at a Middle River gas station yesterday afternoon.

  • Kevin Tywon Leach (18) of the 300 block of South Herring Court 21231
  • Ja’ron Maurice Laws (24) of the 300 block of South Herring Court 21231
  • Desmond Aaron Moore (22) of the 300 block of South Herring Court 21231

All men are charged with firearms violations and related charges. They are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center: Leach on $50,000 bail, Laws on $50,000 bail, and Moore on $100,000 bail.

The fourth suspect that was taken into custody remains hospitalized; being treated for injuries he sustained in the crash.

The incident began just after 1 p.m. when an officer on patrol observed a Dodge Van in the parking lot of the BP Fuel in the 600 block of Compass Road 21220. He saw a passenger of the van hold a gun out the window and fire several shots in the direction of the BP Fuel store. The van then drove away, speeding down Compass Road toward Martin Boulevard. As the van approached the intersection with Martin Boulevard, it lost control and struck a car and a light pole. All four occupants of the van fled the scene.

Police quickly apprehended three of the van’s occupants. The fourth occupant was later apprehended behind a home in the Unit block of Box Circle. A handgun was recovered in the area.

There were no reports of injuries as a result of the shooting. What prompted the shooting remains unknown.

This incident remains under investigation by the Precinct 11/Essex Investigative Services Team.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Booking Photograph of Kevin Tywon Leach

Booking Photograph of Ja’ron Maurice Laws

Booking Photograph of Desmond Aaron Moore

Original release (May 12):

Baltimore County Police have taken four people into custody after shots were fired at a Middle River Gas Station.

At 1:18 p.m. this afternoon, a Baltimore County Police responded to the BP gas station at Compass Road and Middle River Road 21221 after shots were fired at the business from a van. There were no reports of injuries at the BP gas station.

The van fled the scene, but crashed into a car and a pole at Compass Road and Martin Boulevard. All four occupants of the van fled the scene. Officers quickly took three of them into custody. At approximately 3:43 p.m., a fourth suspect was taken into custody.

Victory Villa Elementary School, Orems Elementary School, and Middle River Middle School were placed on alert status while police searched for the fourth suspect. Both schools have since dismissed students.

This incident remains under investigation by the Precinct 11/Essex personnel.

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Revised June 27, 2017