31 May

Two teens charged after Eastpoint fatal shooting

EASTPONT, Md. (WBFF) — Two teenage boys face charges after a man was shot in the head after a dice game in Baltimore County on April 4, according to Baltimore County police.

The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m., after the three men were engaged in a dice game in the basement of the 21-year-old victim Marlo Delector Braxton.

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After the shooting, police say Amritpal Singh Mavi and Michael Christian Mullen fled from Maryland to West Virginia. Mullen was the first to be picked up in Beaver, West Virginia on April 18. Mavi was picked up three days later on April 21, in Mount Hope, West Virginia.

Police have charged Mavi, 17, of Homberg Avenue and Mullen, 18, of no fixed address. Both men will be charged as adults and face a first-degree murder charge. They have also been indicted with first-degree assault, armed robbery, handgun violation, and several other pending charges.

Police are unsure of the exact cause of the shooting.

29 May

Police investigate after child found unresponsive in creek

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — A 9-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after she nearly drowned in a creek at Herring Run Park Sunday, police said.

Police responded to Shannon Drive near Brehms Lane shortly after 2 p.m.

According to police, the 9-year-old girl was playing with other children by the creek when she slipped and fell in. Other children on scene alerted an adult who then called 911.

When medics arrived on scene, they found the girl unresponsive. Medics were able to gain a pulse after they resuscitated her, police say. But she did not regain consciousness.

The girl is still listed in critical condition.

This is a developing story.

27 May

Concrete worker killed in Jessup construction accident Id’d

JESSUP, Md. (WBFF)– A man working for a concrete company died after becoming trapped in a piece of heavy machinery, Howard County Police said Friday.

Police and fire units were dispatched around 5:20 a.m. to Hanson Concrete Products on Dorsey Run Road where they found the man unresponsive and trapped in the machinery. He was declared deceased at the scene.

Investigators have not released any further details about the type of machinery involved, or how the accident happened.

Police have identified the victim as 32-year-old Agrey Emile Coudakpo, of Windsor Mill.

The accident continues to be under investigation by the Howard County Police Department and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Agency (MOSHA).

27 May

Attempted murder arrest made in connection to Caroline Street shooting

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– A Baltimore man was arrested in connection to a shooting in east Baltimore.

Barak Olds, 26 was arrested and charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder.

The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m., on May 14, on Caroline Street and E. Fayette Avenue. According to police, the 42-year-old victim was shot in the elbow and legs.

Police say Olds approached the victim who was working on his vehicle and proceeded to shoot at him.

Olds has been transported to Central Booking.

Police are unsure of the motive behind the shooting.

22 May

Sometimes it’s not about the sights, but the sounds at the 141st Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– This year at the 141st Preakness it wasn’t just the horses who were faced challenges in the rain.

Waqas Sheikh, a 30-year-old blind man from Harve de Grace braved the muddy conditions on the infield just to have a good time with his friends.

Sheikh said that he could just stay at home and be intimated by the crowd or loud noises that could disorient him. But, he decided to challenge himself with something that he knew he would enjoy.

Despite being blind he wants to be happy and enjoy the things that he once did prior to slowly losing his eyesight in college.

For Sheikh, life isn’t about the limiting himself from the things that he enjoys because of his handicap, but pushing beyond those limits.

22 May

Police: Search underway for second suspect wanted in Annapolis destruction of Property

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF)– Police are continuing their search for a second suspect who allegedly damaged multiple properties in an Annapolis neighborhood.

Annapolis police have arrested one suspect thus far. 34-year-old, Jeffery Somerville, of Glen Burnie, was arrested Friday for his involvement in multiple destruction of properties that occurred on April 17, in the area of President Street and Park Avenue.

Authorities are also seeking a second suspect, Nathanial Lee Gross, 31, of Annapolis who is wanted in connection to the same incident.

Somerville has been charged with first-degree assault with a handgun, reckless endangerment, and 21 other criminal counts relating to the destruction of two homes and seven vehicles.

Gross, who is still at large is wanted on similar charges.

The Annapolis Police Department believe both men are responsible for gunfire that struck a house on Park Avenue and Jefferson Street, an apartment on President and Madison Street, and seven unoccupied vehicles that were parked on President Street.

The gunfire reportedly occurred at 4:11 a.m. No injuries were reported during these incidents.

Detectives entered an apartment on Madison Street in search for Gross, but did not located the suspect.

They did, however, make an arrest for an unrelated felony drug possession.

Derrick Stansbury, 25, of Annapolis had approximately 9.4 grams of crack cocaine in his possession. Stansbury is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $50,000 bond.

“Despite difficulty in finding cooperative witnesses, our detectives’ hard work and dedication brought these arrests to fruition. The residents of Eastport should feel a sense of confidence and security as we continue our work in their community,” said Chief Michael Pristoop.

Police are asking anyone with any information about Gross’ whereabouts to contact them toll free at 1-866-7 LOCKUP.

21 May

Woman killed, firefighter injured in Rosedale fire

ROSEDALE, Md. (WBFF)– One person is dead and a firefighter was taken to the hospital after a house fire in Rosedale.

The fire started at King Charles Circle near the Mars Supermarket around 7 p.m. Saturday.

The victim’s son identified her as Rosa Mason, 66. He said he suspected his mother was smoking in bed, but firefighters have not yet named a cause.

“It’s still scary. It could’ve come into our house. We could have lost a couple houses,” neighbor Pat Bourne said. “I saw red light through the curtains, so I ran to the door, and I saw flames leaping out of the upstairs bedroom.”

The injured firefighter was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, according to Baltimore Co. Fire Capt. Julia Dillard.

16 May

US Lacrosse moves into new $15M facility in Baltimore County

SPARKS, Md. (WBFF)– U.S. Lacrosse, the national governing body of the field sport, moved from its previous Baltimore City location near Johns Hopkins University Monday to a new three-level, 45,000 square-foot facility in Sparks, Maryland.

Steven Stenersen, president and CEO of U.S. Lacrosse, said it has moved its headquarters to Baltimore County thanks to $15 million in private donations.

“We’re extremely grateful for the generosity of so many people that have made this dream a reality,” said Stenersen. “The trust they’ve placed in us to develop this great sport is humbling, and we are committed to validating that trust.”

While the old headquarters sat adjacent to John’s Hopkins University’s Homewood Field, its new IWLCA Building on Loveton Circle overlooks William G. Tierney Field where the U.S. Men’s team will train in preparation for this summer’s Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Canada.

The facility features an expanded office and meeting space for its 80-plus full-time employees as well as an education and training center and locker rooms. The building also makes room for a new National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum, and a gallery named after famed coach Richie Moran.

Both the museum and gallery will be open to the public at IWLCA Building’s grand opening this fall.

02 May

Teen killed, two others injured in separate shootings

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– One teenager is dead and two others injured in two afternoon shootings police believe may be connected.

Officers were called to the first shooting on E. Patapsco Avenue and 4th Street at 4 p.m., where they located a 16-year-old boy shot in the arm and hand, and an 18-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the back and arm.

Both were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

About two hours later another 16-year-old boy was shot on St. Victor Street and Patapsco Avenue. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Anyone with information on these two incidents should contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.