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Just before 6:30 PM on September 21, 2019, 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.

Police continue to investigate this homicide, additional details will be provided as they become available. 

Call 410-307-2020 with identity of this suspectBaltimore County Police are asking the public for help identifying this armed robber who threatened a gas station clerk with a knife.

Just before 9 p.m. on Monday night, August 5, this suspect entered the Exxon gas station at 1601 Belmont Avenue in Windsor Mill. He brandished a knife and demanded cash, then fled on foot toward Belmont Avenue.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit are asking anyone who recognizes this suspect to contact them by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous. Caller may also be eligible for a reward when submitting a tip through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip:

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

The Baltimore County Police and Fire departments will be conducting a functional training exercise on Monday, September 30. The exercise will take place at Towson High School located at 69 Cedar Avenue, off of York Road in Towson, 21286. Baltimore County Public Schools will be closed on the day of the exercise.

The public should be aware of the increased presence of emergency response vehicles and personnel at this location beginning as early as 6:30 a.m. and ending by 3:30 p.m. Roads in the area will not be closed; however, the public is asked to avoid the school grounds during these hours so as to not interfere with the activities. This exercise will be held rain or shine.

The exercise will include simulated active shooter and mass casualty incidents inside the facility. It will allow first responders to test safety and operation tactics, as well as assess and evaluate facility response plans.

No live weapons will be used during this training.

Revised June 27, 2017