Police search for suspect in Hereford High BB gun shooting

October 09, 2014|By Jessica Anderson | The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County police continue to search for a 24-year-old man who they believe shot his girlfriend's ex-husband with a BB gun at Hereford High School in Parkton Wednesday night.

Police on Thursday morning said they have an arrest warrant for the suspect, Ernesto Alexander Piche, of the 19900 block of Gunpowder Road in Manchester.

The victim had gone to the school to see his son, where he and Piche got into an argument in the parking lot next to some athletic fields, police said. During the argument, police said Piche struck the victim with a BB or pellet gun and then shot him point blank with it.

Piche fled in his girlfriend's car, headed south on York Road, where he struck another vehicle, causing minor damage. He then turned onto Belfast Road, drove off the road and struck a tree. He left the vehicle and fled on foot.

After searching the area, police were still not able to find him.

Police said the altercation occurred around at 8 p.m. and that there were students on campus at the time of the shooting but none were involved.

The victim, who police said is in his 50s, suffered from wounds to his upper body and was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Piche is described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-7, dark complexion, with black hair and a beard. He was wearing all dark clothing. Police said he goes by "Alex" and was possibly injured in the crash.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

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