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Baltimore County Police are searching for a SUV involved in a February 7th hit and run on Deveron Road near Glen Keith Boulevard in the Parkville area. Just before 8:30 p.m., the SUV was traveling on Deveron Road when the vehicle struck a parked Ford Edge. Police are not aware of any injuries at this point. The suspect vehicle continued on Deveron towards Loch Raven Boulevard.

The suspect SUV should have damage to the front passenger side. If anyone has information about this hit and run, please call 9-1-1 or the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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UPDATE (January 4, 2018 2:35 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that may be involved in the shooting murder of 19-year-old Diamonic Reyshann Arca-Jones in Parkville last October.

Police were called to the area of Taylor Avenue and Beverly Avenue near the Dunkin’ Donuts store for a shooting around 7:22 p.m. on October 20, 2018. When officers arrived they discovered Arca-Jones lying in the roadway on Beverly Avenue with at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Detectives have obtained surveillance video of a vehicle that may have been involved in this crime. The video depicts the vehicle driving across the parking lot of Pappas Seafood Carry-Out at the corner of Taylor Avenue and Oakleigh Road just after the shooting.

Police are asking anyone who may have information about this vehicle, its owner or occupants, or any additional information regarding the shooting death of Arca-Jones to contact Homicide Unit detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, 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, text message, online, or by using their new mobile phone app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

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Original Release (October 21, 2018 2:22 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that left one man dead near Taylor Avenue in Parkville last night.

Police responded to a call for shots fired around 7:20 p.m. to find a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound lying in the roadway in the 7800 block of Beverly Avenue near Taylor Avenue. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. He is identified as Diamonic Reyshann Arca-Jones (19) of the 7800 block of Beverly Avenue, 21234.

The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.

Detectives from the Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation this afternoon to determine the motive for this shooting. Anyone who may have information about the suspect in this crime is asked to call police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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.

Revised June 27, 2017