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A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted two suspects in the shooting of multiple vehicles that were traveling on Phoenix Road near York Road in Sparks on August 24, 2017.

The call initially came out for a suspicious condition around 1:52 p.m. when the first victim reported her rear passenger side window was struck as she was driving on Phoenix Road. She stopped, found a small bullet hole in the window, and reported the incident to police. SWAT and K9 units were dispatched along with additional support officers who began canvasing the area for the suspect. Over a one hour time period at least five vehicles that were driving on Phoenix Road were struck by gunfire, including one of the unmarked police vehicles that was searching for the suspect.

While the suspects were not immediately apprehended, the investigation has lead to the indictment of two suspects in the case, one of whom resides in a neighborhood that runs adjacent to the field from which the shots were determined to have been fired.

Tyler James Getz (18) of the unit block of Loveton Farms Court, 21152 and Timothy Allen Staples (17) of the 19000 block of Gunpowder Road, 21102 (charged as an adult) are both charged with multiple counts of 1st Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Malicious Destruction of Property. Both have been released from commitment on a $10,000 bond.

Booking photos of Getz and Staples, respectively.

Police are investigating a shooting that has left a 23-year-old man injured in Gwynn Oak.

The victim was inside the vestibule area of an apartment building in the 5900 block of Franklin Avenue around 2:58 p.m. today when he was shot multiple times in the upper and lower portions of his body by an unknown suspect. The suspect fled before police arrived on the scene. The was transported to an area hospital for treatment while police continue to canvass the area for clues and witnesses. Police believe that the victim was the intended target of the shooting and that there is no danger to the public at this time.

Anyone with information on this shooting or the suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate at this time.

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)

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On September 16, 2017 at 8:42 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a shooting in the area of St. Regis and Marquette Road in the Garden Village Community of Precinct 9 - White Marsh.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that two groups exchanged gunfire near the basketball courts in the area. Police believe that the victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, was not an intended target, and was accidentally struck by that gunfire. He is expected to survive his injury.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with additional information regarding this shooting is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.​

Revised June 27, 2017