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Police are investigating a shooting in Woodlawn this morning that injured a woman.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but preliminary information indicates that the woman was struck by gunfire just after 7 a.m. while in a vehicle in the area of Windsor Mill Road and Kernan Drive, 21207. Police have no suspect information at this time. The woman was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body and is expected to survive.

Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 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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Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

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Two people died in accidental dwelling fires over the weekend -- a man in Woodlawn and a woman in Lansdowne.

6100 block Windsor Mill Rd., 21207

The victim is Clarence Alvin Foster, 66, who lived in the home where the fire occurred. 

Fire Department crews were dispatched at 3:43 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 to a dwelling fire with rescue in the 6100 block of Windsor Mill Rd. First-arriving firefighters found smoke showing. Firefighters entered the home and found heavy fire at the rear of the first floor, in the kitchen area.

Two people, the victim and a woman, were in the home; the woman escaped on her own and was transported, Priority 1, to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. 

Firefighters found Clarence Foster unconscious on the dining room floor. Medic crews transported him to Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

BCoPD fire investigators determined that this was an accidental cooking fire.

2400 block Zion Rd., 21227

The victim is Sandra Kathleen Hutchins, 73, who lived in the home where the fire occurred.

BCoFD units were dispatched at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 to the 2400 block of Zion Rd., 21227 for a dwelling fire. First-arriving crews found a single-story home, fully involved with fire. A caller reported that the occupant was still in the house.

Fire crews conducted search and rescue and located the victim, unconscious, on the first floor near the bathroom. Firefighters removed her from the home and transferred her to a medic unit, where she was pronounced dead by EMS personnel.

BCoPD fire investigators determined that this was an accidental electrical fire that began in the bedroom.


Just after 5:00 p.m. on September 17, 2018, Baltimore County Police responded to a crash on Windsor Mill Road near Summit Avenue, 21244. Police determined that a 2009 Toyota Corolla was traveling westbound on Windsor Mill Road, crossed over the double yellow line of the roadway, and struck a 2005 Chevrolet Impala which was traveling eastbound on Windsor Mill Road. The driver of the Toyota and two occupants inside the car were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The driver of the Chevrolet was also taken to a local hospital.

One of the occupants of the Toyota was pronounced deceased on September 17, 2018 at 11:20 p.m. He has been identified as Ronald Gross, 81, of the 1800-block of N. Fulton Avenue, 21217. Crash officers are continuing their investigation at this time.

Revised June 27, 2017