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UPDATE (July 9, 2019 10:19 a.m.):

Booking photo of Karon Dajon HarvellPolice have arrested Karon Dajon Harvell (26) in the shooting of a man on Hazelwood Avenue Saturday night.

Harvell is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Armed Robbery and Robbery and remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review hearing yesterday.

Original Release (July 7, 2019 12:06 p.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting in Overlea this morning.

Officers responded to the 4800 block of Hazelwood Avenue just before midnight for a shooting after a 27-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the lower body during an attempted street robbery. The victim fought back and the suspects fled the scene.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his wounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may also be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers. Callers may remain anonymous.

Update: (July 12, 2019 4:50 p.m.): 

Baltimore County Police are releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting of the suspect on July 6, 2019 at the Duke’s Motel in the 7900-block of Pulaski Highway, 21237.

Officer McCampbell is a 20-year veteran currently assigned to Tactical Unit. He has not been involved in any prior shootings. Officer McCampbell has been placed on routine administrative leave.

UPDATE (July 8, 12:50 p.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have identified the suspect in the police-involved shooting at Duke’s Motel Saturday night as the same suspect who shot a woman in Windsor Mill earlier that morning. The suspect is identified as Kareem Omar Morgan (43) of the 2000 block of Shore Road, 21222.

Morgan died during an exchange of gunfire with police Saturday night as officers from the Tactical Team attempted to execute a search and seizure warrant and arrest warrant at the room he was staying in at Duke’s Motel.

The Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs Unit are continuing their investigation into this officer-involved shooting.

Original Release (July 7, 2019 1:54 a.m.):

An exchange of gunfire as officers attempted to execute both an arrest and a search and seizure warrant at Duke's Motel in Rosedale resulted in the suspect suffering a gunshot wound. The suspect was wanted in connection with a shooting in Windsor Mill early this morning and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Early Morning Shooting in Windsor Mill

Officers responded to the 1700 block of Winding Brook Way around 5 a.m. when the victim called 9-1-1 after being shot by her ex-boyfriend.

The suspect forced his way into the woman's townhome, then became involved in a physical altercation with her, during which she was shot at least once in the lower body. The suspect fled the location in a vehicle following the shooting. The woman, 37, was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive her wounds.

Officer-Involved Shooting at Duke's Motel

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit continued to follow leads throughout the morning and afternoon hours in an attempt to locate the suspect. Patrol officers throughout the county were made aware of the description of a vehicle the suspect may be driving. An astute officer from the White Marsh Precinct located the vehicle parked on the lot at Duke's Motel in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale.

The Tactical Operations Team was utilized to serve the warrants at a room believed to be occupied by the suspect from the Windsor Mill shooting. As the team began to breach the motel room there was an exchange of gunfire, during which the sole occupant of the room suffered a gunshot wound. He was immediately treated by medics staged nearby for the warrant execution but subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene. No officers were injured during the exchange.

At this hour detectives are continuing to work to positively identify the deceased suspect and make proper death notifications. A firearm was recovered from inside the motel room.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation into the officer-involved shooting. Any officer identified as being involved in the shooting will be placed on routine administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation by the Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs Unit, which will then be forwarded to the Office of the State's Attorney for review.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting in Dundalk last night that left one man injured.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, reported being shot at least once in the lower body just after 8 p.m. as he was walking in the unit block of Kavanagh Road in Dundalk. The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injuries.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

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

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017