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UPDATE (May 22, 2019 11:20 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police identify the officer involved in a shooting on Skipjack Court, 21221 late Saturday night.

Police Officer First Class Knight is a 24-year veteran of the force permanently assigned to the Essex Precinct. He has no prior officer-involved shootings.

Officer Knight is presently on routine administrative leave.

UPDATE (May 17, 2020 8:44 p.m.):

The suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting in Essex last night has died.

The suspect is identified as Robert Johnson Jr (29) of the unit block of Championship Court, 21117.

The first-arriving officer encountered Johnson in the parking lot of Skipjack Court after responding to a call for a nuisance. The preliminary investigation reveals that the officer made contact with Johnson, who exited the vehicle armed with a gun.  

A second injured subject remains hospitalized with an apparent non-life-threatening injury.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. The officer, who will be named at a later time, has been placed on routine administrative leave.

Original Release (May 17, 2020 3:43 a.m.):

Two Injured in Officer Involved-Shooting in Essex

Detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Essex last night that injured two people.

Officers were dispatched to a call for a nuisance at 10:42 p.m involving a crowd of people in the parking lot in the unit block of Skipjack Court, 21221.

The first arriving officer was confronted with an armed suspect and discharged his weapon.

Two subjects suffered gunshot wounds. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with life threatening wounds. A second subject suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries.

Homicide detectives are on scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting, including reviewing body worn camera video.

Police are investigating a deadly shooting at Eagles Walk Apartments last night.

Police were called to the unit block of Leatherwood Place, 21237 just after 9 p.m. for a call of a shooting. The preliminary investigation reveals that the victim, identified as Lamont Taylor (33) of the unit block of Leatherwood Place, was arriving home when he was approached and shot by the suspect, who fled the scene. Taylor was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding this fatal shooting. Anyone who may have heard or seen anything, or who has any additional information, 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.

Reward Offered

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 $2,000 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)

Web tip: metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (November 26, 2019 10:33 a.m.):

Booking photo of Fanchon Lashae BurtonBaltimore County Police have charged Fanchon Lashae Burton (32) of the 1900 block of Richglen Drive, 21207 in the shooting death of Al Taveius Webb in Woodlawn on September 25.

Burton is charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime. Burton is held on no bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing this afternoon.

Original Release (September 25, 2019 11:33 a.m.):

Police Investigate Overnight Shooting Death in Woodlawn

Baltimore County Police are investigating the overnight shooting death of a man in Woodlawn.

Officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Fairview Road at 1:25 a.m. for a call of shots fired. Officers arriving at the scene found the victim lying in the front yard of his home. Medics arrived and began life-saving measures. He was transported to Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The decedent is identified as Al Taveius Webb (36) of the 3000 block of Fairview Road, 21207.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding this fatal shooting. Anyone who saw or heard anything out of the ordinary are asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017