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UPDATE (May 22, 2020 12:15 p.m.):

Howard County Police have charged two suspects in yesterday's police officer-involved shooting. Read their press release on their website at HowardCountyMD.gov. Be sure to follow Howard County Police for updated information on this investigation.

Original Release (May 21, 2020 10:34 p.m):

Baltimore County Police detectives were investigating a shooting that occurred on May 19 at Hollins Ferry Road and Third Avenue in Precinct 1 Wilkens where a suspect shot at another person, missed and fled the scene. Detectives were able to identify the shooter and obtained an arrest warrant.

On May 21 undercover investigators were able to locate the suspect and saw him get into a car. They requested a marked patrol unit to make the traffic stop so they could arrest the suspect wanted for the shooting. The officer attempted to stop the car in the area of Second and Saratoga avenues when the vehicle fled the scene. A pursuit ensued and several other units, along with assistance of air support, tracked the vehicle into Howard County where the suspects were ultimately arrested after a police involved shooting.

Howard County Police will be conducting the investigation into the officer involved shooting while Baltimore County will pursue charges against the three suspects who were in the car.

Two people were injured and two families comprising six people displaced following an apartment fire this morning in the Wilkens area.

Fire crews were dispatched at 6:26 a.m. to the 4300 block of Alan Drive, 21229, for an apartment fire with rescue. First-arriving units found several people trapped and calling for help from upper-story windows. 

Commanders called for a second alarm at 6:40 a.m. Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire and called it under control at 6:59 a.m.

Crews from Baltimore County career and volunteer stations rescued the trapped residents from a rear bedroom window; the front of the apartment was filled with smoke.

Two young adult women were transported to University of Maryland Medical Center, one with minor injuries and one with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The Red Cross responded to assist with the displaced residents.

Two cats died in the fire.

 BCoPD fire investigators concluded that the fire was accidental and started on a stovetop in one of the upper story apartments.

The Baltimore County Police Department has scheduled two Basketball Clinics for Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20. Kids from ages 8 to 17 are invited to these clinics that are hosted by the Wilkens Precinct.

Walk-in registration begins at 8 a.m. in the gym at Leadership Through Athletics, located at 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road, Halethorpe 21227. The clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. There will be pizza, snacks, water and Gatorade for the young athletes.

The officers will offer their skills and know-how to the kids on the court. They will learn teamwork. As they shoot the hoops, they will see the officers as people, not just someone with a badge and uniform. The person on the court is not just the officer in the neighborhood, but someone to trust in a time of trouble. They will see a person like them. Our officers are great role models.

Download and submit the registration and waiver form (PDF) to participate in the basketball clinic.

Bring your friends. There is nothing like a good game of “b-ball” with friends from your neighborhood!

View video from the spring 2018 Basketball Clinic.

Hope to see you there!

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017