The night before Christmas kept Anne Arundel County Police busy with a shooting in Odenton as well as an assault in Laurel. The following information was release by the police early this morning.
On December 24, 2011 at 2233 hours, officers from the Western District responded to the 1800 block of Robin Court, Severn for reported shooting. A caller reported hearing numerous gunshots, and another caller advised an eighteen-year-old male had been shot in the leg.
Responding officers were directed to a residence where they found the victim. The victim said he was inside the residence when he was shot. A vehicle parked in front of the same residence had been shot numerous times, and it appeared a bullet penetrated the front wall of the home and struck the victim in the leg. The victim was transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
A possible suspect was seen running from the area after the shots were fired, but officers were unable to find this person. No arrests have been made at this time, and the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation. No additional information is being released, but anyone with information is asked to call Western District Detectives at 410.222.6155.
Suspect: Black male, dark jacket, dark colored pants, possible dread lock or braided hair.
On December 24, 2011 at approximately 1039 hours, officers were called to Motel 6, 3510 Old Annapolis Road, Laurel, Maryland for a report of a person with a gun. A 24-year-old female, who is a Motel 6 employee, advised a black male approached her from behind, placed a handgun to her head and attempted to force her into a motel room. The suspect fled on foot when a witness emerged to see what was happening. Officers launched an extensive search of the area, including K-9 equipped officers, but the suspect was not immediately located. No additional information concerning this open investigation is being released at this time, but anyone with information is asked to call Western District Detectives at 410.222.6155.
Suspect: Black male, tall, wearing glasses, black hat, green jacket.