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Update (July 13, 2019 12:20 p.m.): 

Baltimore County Police have charged a 22-year-old man with the July 12th shooting on Shawnee Court, 21234. Kai Anthony Warren Barnes of the unit-block of Shawnee Court has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and the use of a firearm in a crime of violence. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit were able to determine that the shooting was targeted over an on-going dispute. 

Barnes is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on a denied bail status. A photograph is not available at this time. 

Original (July 12, 2019 9:23 p.m.): 

Just after 2:30 p.m. on July 12, 2019, Baltimore County Police received a call for a shooting in the unit-block of Shawnee Court, 21234. Officers arrived and found the victim, a 23 year old man suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper body. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he is expected to survive his injuries.

Violent Crimes Unit detectives are actively investigating this incident and believe that the victim was targeted by the suspect. Police do not believe that there is an ongoing threat to the public. More details will be provided as the investigation progresses. 

A man injured yesterday while working with a tree removal company in Parkville remains in critical condition at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

The incident occurred at 11:34 a.m. Thursday in the 10000 block of Harford Rd., 21234 and was dispatched as a long fall. Preliminary reports said the man fell from a tree into or onto a wood chipper and suffered a life-threatening injury.

Subsequent information from EMS providers at the scene shows that the patient was critically injured when he became entangled in a rope that pulled taut. He was on the ground when the incident occurred. The rope became caught in the chipper, pulling him against against the chipper; but he was not injured by the blade of the chipper. The injury was caused by the tightness of the rope.

BCoFD EMS personnel provided immediate critical care. The patient was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Shock Trauma.

Photo of Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio.Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On May 21, 2018, Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio, 29, responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle with multiple suspicious subjects walking around homes on Linwen Way in Precinct 8 Parkville. When she arrived and located the vehicle, she got out of her police car and ordered the driver to exit the vehicle. Instead, the driver accelerated and fatally struck Officer Caprio.

Officer Caprio was nearly a four-year veteran of the Department and was married. Officer Caprio is the first female line-of-duty death in the Department's history.

Revised June 27, 2017