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Keyword: road rage

Police have arrested the suspect who stabbed a man in Woodlawn following a road rage incident.

Booking photo of Jeremy Kalan Hill, stabbing defendantJeremy Kalan Hill, 20, of the 1000 block of Coleridge Road, 21129, is charged with first and second degree attempted murder and first and second degree assault after a road-rage incident culminated in Hill stabbing the 49-year-old man.

Police and medics were dispatched to the victim's home after he drove himself there from the incident. He was suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper body and transported to an area hospital where he is recovering.

The incident began around 2 p.m. when Hill cut the victim off while driving on Parallel Drive near Ingleside Avenue. The victim then cut in front of Hill, who in turn went around the victim again. This happened a few times before the victim stopped in front of Hill at the stop light at Ingleside Avenue, got out of his car, and confronted Hill. Hill sped away, striking the victim's car door as he left. The victim followed Hill, obtaining his license plate number, and confronted Hill again when they stopped at Coleridge Road near Channing near. An altercation ensued, ending with Hill stabbing the victim and the victim fleeing to his home.

Detectives from the Woodlawn Precinct Investigative Services Unit determined that the plate on Hill's vehicle was registered to a different vehicle. Detectives located Hill's vehicle and were able to arrest him as he was attempting to remove the registration plates.

Hill remains held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status pending trial.

Baltimore County Police reminds all citizens that it is potentially dangerous to confront another driver during a road rage incident. The safest action is to drive directly to the nearest police station, drive to a well-lit well-populated area, or call 9-1-1 to have an officer respond to you.

UPDATE (December 13, 2019 2:50 p.m.):

Booking photo of Ricky Raheem CharlesThe Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit has made an arrest in the September shooting of a woman on Fairview Avenue in Dundalk.

Ricky Raheem Charles (29) of the 3600 block of Lyndale Avenue, 21213 is charged with the first degree murder of Melissa West on September 21 following what is believed to have been a road rage incident. Charles is held without bail pending a bail review hearing.


UPDATE (September 23, 2019 11:35 a.m.):

The woman shot and killed in Dundalk on Saturday is identified as Melissa Lynn West (30) of the 500 block of Fairview Avenue, 21224.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting and ask anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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Original Release (September 22, 2019 12:57 a.m.):

County Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in Dundalk

A woman is dead following a shooting in Dundalk Saturday night.

Just before 6:30 p.m. on September 21, Baltimore County Police responded to a shooting in the 500-block of Fairview Avenue, 21224. Police arrived and found the victim outside of the location. The 30-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.


Just before 6:30 p.m. on March 17, 2019, Baltimore County Police received a call for an assault that occurred on Interstate 695 near the Liberty Road exit. The subsequent investigation revealed that a man and woman were traveling on the outer loop of I-695 when the male victim driving the car, changed lanes. After changing lanes, a suspect driving a Volkswagen Jetta, came beside the victims’ car. As the incident continued, the suspect inside the Jetta pointed a handgun at the man and woman.

The victims were able to provide identifying information about the suspect. Baltimore County detectives continued their investigation and identified the suspect as Zachary Tyler Bowen, 28, of the 300-block of Leyton Road, 21136. Bowen was located at his residence and placed under arrest. Police learned that Bowen is a Trooper with the Maryland State Police.

Bowen has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime.

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