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Johns Hopkins lacrosse player found dead in dorm

Just getting accepted to Johns Hopkins University was an accomplishment for Jeremy Huber. Getting recruited to play lacrosse for a program that has won nine national championships was another thing entirely.

“He was literally living out his dream by being there,” said Gary Campo, Huber’s coach at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas and for the Vegas Starz travel team.

Huber, a freshman defenseman on the Blue Jays’ men’s lacrosse team, was found dead in his university dormitory Monday morning, Baltimore police and university officials said. He was 18.

Homicide detectives do not suspect foul play but are conducting a death investigation, police spokesman Det. Ruganzu Howard said.

Huber's body was found in his bedroom in Wolman Hall in the 3300 block of N. Charles St. in the Johns Hopkins Homewood neighborhood, university and police officials said. An autopsy is pending.

“Those who knew him say he was a bright, considerate, wonderful young man who was excited to be at the university,”...

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Man, 22, killed in NE Baltimore, 2nd in 2 days

A 22-year-old man was shot to death in Frankford in Northeast Baltimore Sunday night, police said.

Officers were called at 6:53 p.m. to the 4500 block of Furley Ave., near Furley Elementary School, where they found a man lying in the street with gunshot wounds to the chest, police said. He was taken to a city hospital, where he died.

The shooting happened less than 24 hours and a half-mile from a fatal shooting in the 4400 block of Franconia Drive Saturday night. Police identified that victim as 28-year-old Jason Ballard, of the same address. They did not say whether the two killings — among six in the Northeast District of the city's 15 so far in 2015 — were related.

The victim in Sunday's shooting was not identified, and police gave no information on a suspect or motive.

Anyone with information may call 410-396-2100.

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3 teens arrested in shootings of cars with BB rifle on I-95 in Cecil Co.

Three teenaged boys from Elkton have been charged in the shootings with a BB rifle of more than a dozen vehicles traveling along Interstate 95 in Cecil County in recent weeks, according to the Maryland State Police.

The boys, ages 14, 15 and 16, who were not identified, were arrested late Sunday and charged with reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property, throwing or shooting an object at a vehicle, and trespassing, the state police said Monday.

The shootings resulted in drivers having windows shattered, cracked and punctured, police said. No drivers or passengers reported injuries, but "most reported being very frightened when their window was struck and shattered," police said.

The first recent incident was reported on Jan. 16. Since then, police allege the three teens may have shared one BB rifle to shoot at 50 vehicles traveling southbound on I-95 near Deaver Road in Elkton on multiple occasions, striking 20 or more, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.


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Man dies after shooting at Baltimore County motel

Baltimore County police are investigating an early Sunday shooting that left one man dead at a Rosedale motel.

Police said officers responded to a report of a shooting at 5:12 a.m. to the Regal Inn in the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway and found a man shot at least once.

The man later died at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Baltimore County detectives are investigating whether the shooting was targeted.

No further details were available. Anyone with information may call 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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Woman shot dead overnight in Parkville

Baltimore County police are investigating an overnight shooting in Parkville that left one woman dead.

Police said officers responded at 10:10 p.m. to a reported shooting in the 1200 block of Deanwood Road and found a woman shot at least once and lying in the street.

The woman later died at Sinai Hospital.

Baltimore County detectives are investigating whether the shooting was targeted.

No further details were available. Anyone with information may call 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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Knife-wielding man at child's birthday party killed by Baltimore Police

A knife-wielding man at a child's birthday party was shot and killed Saturday night by a police officer in Southwest Baltimore.

The officer was identified as Donald Gaff, 30, who is assigned to the Neighborhood Patrol Bureau. It was Gaff's first shooting, a department spokesman said. The victim was not identified.

It was the second officer-involved shooting in two days, the third in the past month. Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez told reporters at the scene that the officer had "courageously" confronted the man and was in the "right place at the right time."

"I think it's safe to say that through the officer's quick actions and the fact that the officer was deployed here and was able to quickly respond, this scene could've been a lot different," Rodriguez said.

The officer, who was not identified but who Rodriguez said only had about two years' experience on the force, was on routine patrol about 8:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of McHenry St. when someone from the home — where a...

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