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On September 16, 2017 just before 8 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 1300 block of Sugarwood Circle in Essex, 21221. Several minutes later police located a man in the 900 block of Holgate Drive who had been struck by gunfire. The victim, a 21-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe this incident may have been a result of a dispute that occurred earlier in the evening.

Detectives of the Baltimore County Police Department, Violent Crimes Unit, are continuing to investigate this incident.​

UPDATE (September 14, 2017 4:14 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team has recovered the suspect vehicle involved in Monday's hit-and-run death of 23-year-old Kyle Marshall.

The vehicle, a purple 2012 Hyundai Sonata, was located in the 900 block of Sun Circle Way in Essex after a concerned citizen reported it as a suspicious vehicle parked near their residence.

The Crash Investigation Team obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, towing it to Police Headquarters yesterday for the recovery of evidence. A suspect has not yet been identified in this case, but police are continuing to investigate.

Original Release (September 11, 2017 2:24 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating the vehicle and driver who struck and killed a young man crossing Eastern Boulevard on Stemmers Run Road with his mother just after midnight.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that around 12:48 a.m. the suspect vehicle was traveling eastbound on Eastern Boulevard as it crossed through the intersection at Stemmers Run Road. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Kyle Emmanuel Marshall of the 1500 block of Doolittle Road in Essex, 21221, was crossing Eastern Boulevard with his mother when he was struck by the vehicle, which made no attempt to stop and continued to flee eastbound on Eastern Boulevard. Baltimore County EMS personnel responded to the scene where they pronounced the victim deceased. His mother was unharmed during the incident.

Police believe the suspect vehicle may be a purple colored Hyundai Elantra similar to the image depicted below or a similar type of vehicle. It is likely to have damage to the front driver side area, including a broken out headlamp and front side tag light, a portion of the front driver side bumper damaged or torn off, and possible damage to the front grill area and windshield.

Anyone with information on this suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate circumstances of this fatal hit-and-run crash.

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 or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (September 8, 2017 9 a.m.):

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has concluded the autopsy on victim Shawn Scarinzi, ruling his death a homicide. Scarinzi remained hospitalized from the time of the incident on December 4, 2015 until his death on May 22, 2017, seventeen months after being doused with gasoline and set on fire following an altercation with the suspect, Christopher Harrison. The case has been forwarded to the Maryland State's Attorney for review.

Harrison remains in the custody of the Maryland Department of Corrections, found guilty on charges stemming from the initial assault. He is awaiting trial for the homicide of the other victim, David Campbell, scheduled for November 13, 2017.

UPDATE (May 23, 2017 1:42 p.m.):

The second victim of a 1st degree assault - arson - stemming from an altercation in White Marsh on December 4, 2015, has died.

Shawn Michael Scarinzi (25) of the 900 block of Topview Drive in Edgewood, 21040 died early yesterday morning, 17 months after being inadvertently set on fire during an altercation between his friend, David Benjamin Campbell, and the suspect, Christopher Harrison Jr.

After running out of gas on Pulaski Highway near Allender Road that afternoon, Campbell and Scarinzi were returning with containers of gasoline when an altercation erupted between Campbell and Harrison, resulting in Campbell punching Harrison. Harrison doused Campbell with gasoline and lit him on fire. Scarinzi, who was standing near Campbell with a container of gasoline, also became engulfed in flames. Both victims remained hospitalized until the time of their deaths.  

David Benjamin Campbell (22) of the unit block of Runway Court in Middle River, 21220, died on January 7, 2017. His death is ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A warrant was issued to Harrison for homicide charges on May 16, 2017. The results of an autopsy performed on Scarinzi are pending.

Harrison was taken into custody at the time of the incident and held without bail, and remains confined to the Department of Corrections after entering a guilty plea on July 28, 2016 to charges of 1st Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment, for which he was sentenced to 20 years and 5 years imprisonment, respectively, to be served consecutively.

Original release (December 7, 2015  12:51 p.m.):

At 4:42 p.m. on December 4, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Pulaski Highway and Allender Road, 21162 for a report of a vehicle fire. When Fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found that two people, not a vehicle, had been set on fire.
 
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspect’s vehicle had run out of gas at the location at Pulaski and Allender Road. The suspect had just returned to his vehicle with a container of gas when he encountered the first victim. The suspect and the first victim have been involved in an ongoing dispute at work and became involved in an altercation. During the altercation, the suspect threw gasoline on the first victim and lit it on fire, and the first victim punched the suspect in the face. During the confrontation, gasoline that had ignited splashed onto a second victim, injuring him. The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended nearby.
 
The victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious burns. Their current conditions are unknown.
 
Detectives identified the suspect as 28-year-old Christopher Harrison Jr of the 900 block of Top View Drive 21040. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Booking Photograph of Christopher Harrison Jr
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017