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By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 5, 2010
A 39-year-old Pennsylvania man was shot with a pellet gun while walking outside a downtown Baltimore hotel on Saturday night, city police confirmed. The man was at the corner of South and East Lombard streets at about 10:10 p.m. when he heard a single shot from a pellet gun and was struck in the right forearm, said Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. The man told police he saw a gold Toyota Sequoia truck leave the area, then went back to his hotel and was transported to University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment, Monroe said.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
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.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
A 17-year-old student at Southern High School was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he was found in possession of a knife and an unloaded pellet gun. Anne Arundel County police said a resource officer assigned to the school, in the 4400 block of Solomons Island Road in Harwood, was told at about 11 a.m. that a student was carrying a weapon and displayed it to another student. The officer located the student in the cafeteria during lunch and found that he was carrying a knife and a CO-2 powered pellet gun, which was not loaded and had no cartridge inserted.
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By Jessica Anderson and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Stevenson University's Owings Mills campus was locked down for three hours Monday afternoon as authorities investigated reports of an armed person on campus that turned out to have been sparked by a pellet gun. Police said in the early evening that they did not believe any crimes had been committed, ending a tense several hours on the campus, which is separate from Stevenson's location on Greenspring Valley Road. The initial call came at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, authorities said, after two people saw what they thought was a person with a weapon and called 911. Investigators recovered a pellet gun from a vehicle on campus, and police said two students voluntarily came out of a building to be questioned by police about the incident.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2012
The first person shot in Baltimore in 2012 was a 13-year-old boy who was wounded Sunday night in the Wilson Park neighborhood in the north part of the city, according to a police spokesman. A second person was shot with a pellet gun hours later in an unrelated in Southeast Baltimore. Police said the young teenager was shot multiple times in the body and hand. Few details were available, but authorities said it occurred about 7 p.m. in the 800 block of Oakland Ave., near York Road.
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January 3, 1994
A 12-year-old boy hunting squirrels with a pellet gun behind his Pasadena home shot a friend in the leg Tuesday, apparently because the friend did not walk fast enough, county police said.Mark William Flaig Jr., 12, of the 300 block of Dorchester Road, was taken to a local hospital by his father and treated, police said.No charges were filed.The two boys told police they were hunting squirrels Tuesday afternoon. A police report says Mark was looking at a squirrel his friend had shot when a dispute apparently began.
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February 5, 1997
The passenger-side window of a Pasadena man's truck, apparently hit with a round from a BB gun or a pellet gun, shattered as the man drove along Route 100 Monday, county police said yesterday.John William Gillingham, 25, of the 700 block of 221st St. told police he was eastbound just east of Route 10 shortly after 4 p.m. when the window of his 1992 Chevrolet truck shattered.Gillingham reported the incident to police, who checked the car but did not any of the pellets. Police think a BB or pellet gun was used because of the way the glass shattered, police said.
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September 27, 1996
Someone shot a Doberman Pinscher puppy at least 85 times in the neck with a pellet gun Tuesday, county police said.Christina M. Noss, 37, of the 1300 block of Ritchie Highway in Arnold found her dog bleeding from the neck at about 1 p.m. She took it to Arnold Veterinarian Hospital, where the pellets were removed. Noss called police about 9 p.m.Noss told police she has received complaints about the dog barking. Police were unable to find any witnesses to the incident.Pub Date: 9/27/96
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June 23, 1994
A 17-year-old Pasadena youth was shot in the arm, leg and abdomen in a pellet gun drive-by shooting at Notley Road and Notley Court Tuesday afternoon, county police said.Gary Eugene Fyffe Jr., who lives on Notley Road, was standing at the intersection about 4 p.m. when two cars, each with two youths inside, pulled up. The youths on the passenger side of each car fired at Mr. Fyffe, hitting him in the right arm, left leg and abdomen, police said.Mr. Fyffe was not seriously injured in the shooting.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | November 17, 1992
Shots from a pellet gun shattered the windows of three cars as they traveled along Harpers Farm Road Sunday afternoon, Howard County police said.No one was injured.Police believe someone may have fired at the vehicles from an overhead walkway between a nearby public high-rise building and the Harpers Choice Village Center. They have no suspects in the shootings."It sounds like something juveniles would do, but we obviously do not know for sure," said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner, a county police spokesman.
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By Ian Duncan and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
A man put what turned out to be a pellet gun to his head Thursday outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Baltimore, triggering a response that closed streets and emptied offices before he surrendered without incident. At 10:15 a.m., the U.S. marshals said, the man sat on a bench in the 100 block of W. Lombard St. and put what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun to his head. The man told marshals that he wouldn't lower the weapon until he was allowed to speak to the FBI. In response, Baltimore police, marshals and Federal Protective Service officers quickly blocked off streets with crime scene tape, police cars and Department of Homeland Security SUVs.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
A teenager from Ferndale has been charged in a series of robberies in which he allegedly lured people to an elementary school under the guise that he was selling them an iPhone 5, according to Anne Arundel County Police. During the past week, several people responded to posts on Craigslist advertising an iPhone 5 for sale, police said. The seller, a juvenile male, would arrange to meet at George Cromwell Elementary School in Ferndale, where the potential buyer was then robbed of money and phones, police said.
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October 18, 2012
Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriff's Office report: Aberdeen Velma Terrell Carey, 53, of the 1400 block of Perrywood Drive, was charged Wednesday with driving an uninsured vehicle. Benny Elijah Walton, 66, of the first block of Lewis Lane, was charged Wednesday with possessing a drug other than marijuana and possessing drugs with the intent to distribute. Someone broke into a home Tuesday in the 100 block of West Aztec Street. Someone broke into a home Wednesday in the 200 block of Mayberry Drive.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Authorities charged two 17-year-old students Tuesday with bringing weapons to schools in unrelated incidents in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties. Police said there were no injuries in either case, and neither student made a threat. But the incidents continue a string of school violence scares in the Baltimore area this fall. Owings Mills High School was locked down during the morning after Baltimore County police said a student brought a BB gun to school to show it off. Anne Arundel County police were called to Southern High School in Harwood, where a student was arrested for allegedly having a knife and an unloaded pellet gun. Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said students spotted a schoolmate removing what appeared to be a gun from his waistband at about 10 a.m. near the school on Tollgate Road.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
A 17-year-old student at Southern High School was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he was found in possession of a knife and an unloaded pellet gun. Anne Arundel County police said a resource officer assigned to the school, in the 4400 block of Solomons Island Road in Harwood, was told at about 11 a.m. that a student was carrying a weapon and displayed it to another student. The officer located the student in the cafeteria during lunch and found that he was carrying a knife and a CO-2 powered pellet gun, which was not loaded and had no cartridge inserted.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2012
Baltimore city police are investigating the shooting death of a 62-year-old man, who is the first homicide of 2012. Officers, responding to reports of gunfire at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night in the Park Heights area, found the victim, who was shot several times and slumped over the driver's seat of a vehicle. He was later identified as Bruce Royster, a resident of the 2900 block of Baker St. in the city. Emergency medical personnel treated Royster at the scene in the 4000 block Edgewood Road and transported him to Sinai Hospital, where he died at 10:16 p.m. Police are also investigating a second shooting that occurred nearby at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Mondawmin area.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1994
The pellet gun that a 14-year-old boy allegedly aimed at two Baltimore police officers Thursday before he was wounded by an officer was a "look-alike pistol" and may have been mistaken for a .44-caliber Magnum, a police firearm expert said yesterday.Charlie William Maultsby was shot in the chest at Walbrook Junction in West Baltimore after he pointed at officers a Crossman air pistol that closely resembles a Magnum handgun, said Lt. Charles J. Key, firearm training supervisor of the city police Education and Training Division.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2012
The first person shot in Baltimore in 2012 was a 13-year-old boy who was wounded Sunday night in the Wilson Park neighborhood in the north part of the city, according to a police spokesman. A second person was shot with a pellet gun hours later in an unrelated in Southeast Baltimore. Police said the young teenager was shot multiple times in the body and hand. Few details were available, but authorities said it occurred about 7 p.m. in the 800 block of Oakland Ave., near York Road.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2011
No criminal charges will be filed against the Howard County police officers who shot and killed an Elkridge teen in November, county prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors decided that "the actions of the officers in using deadly force were justified," Howard State's Attorney Dario J. Broccolino said in memo sent to police Friday and released publicly Tuesday. Jeffrey Dustin Nichols, 19, was shot Nov. 7 at the back of an industrial park in Hanover. Nichols died days later at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
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