“I walked last night and I was on that same street [as the shooting],” she said. “It does give me pause.”
She said she has great respect for the county’s police officers and hopes that people everywhere, not just in Catonsville, will look at this incident as a learning opportunity.
“I’m sure that this officer has served us well,” Pennington said. “I feel very sorrowful that they [his family and the police] have experienced this loss.
“I am very, very concerned with how it seems to be a trend with how we devalue life,” she said. “It’s out problem to try to resolve. I wish we could work together better to have people be more sensitive to others.”
Cam Jordan also said the incident was extremely unusual for what is usually a quiet neighborhood.
"Not at all, not this," the 23-year-old resident said. "It's crazy.
He said he has lived in the area for his entire life.
"My family is from Catonsville, I'm from Catonsville," Jordan said.
"It was just a bad incident from what it sounds like this," he said. "Stuff like this doesn't happen often."
Ken Steinbach and his son, Scott Steinbach, own Caton Auto Clinic at 6013 Baltimore National Pike, a short distance from Winters Lane.
They said they get many of their customers from the surrounding neighborhood.
"I've been here since 1975," Ken Steinbach said. "We were here for times when it was been excellent to times when it got touchy to where it went back to excellent.
"All the people in this area are wonderful," he said. "Most Catonsville people, I don't care, black, white, orange or purple, they're great, great people."
He said they have seen isolated incidents like this one in the area before, but that for the most part, the Winters Lane community is peaceful and full of friendly people.
"We've enjoyed being in this location," he said. "We do not feel this to be an unstable neighborhood.
"There are a few bad eggs you run into in anything," Ken Steinbach said.
Scott Steinbach said he used to live on Winters Lane and that, overall, things like Wedesnday's incident do not happen.
"We had a couple of incidents that happened while I was living down here," he said. "But everything was taken care of.
Mike Cox, an employee at Caton Auto Clinic, lives on Lincoln Avenue next to the BP gas station on Baltimore National Pike a few blocks away.
He has lived there for just over a year and is shocked by the recent events.