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Balto. Co. police charge man with shooting 2 Dulaney students with BB gun

A man shot two Dulaney High School students with a BB gun from his apartment window as they ran around a field at the school Friday, Baltimore County police said.

Police have charged Christopher A. Swayer-Schweigman, of the unit block of Breezy Tree Court in Timonium, with first and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

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Man shot in Carrollton Ridge

Baltimore police are investigating a shooting in Carrollton Ridge early Saturday morning.

A 39-year-old man was shot in his upper body at about 4 a.m. in the 500 block of S. Pulaski Street. He was taken to an area hospital.

Police said a motive is unknown.

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Baltimore State's Attorney discounts connection between unrest and homicide surge

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby discounted a connection between this summer's surge in murders and the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray, saying she believes it is a "cyclical" uptick connected to the city's old zero-tolerance policies.

Mosby, appearing on WMAR-TV/ABC2's "Square Off" program, was responding to Maryland Shock Trauma Physician-in-Chief Dr.

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Documents detail allegation that Michigan woman killed Randallstown man

Baltimore County police say in newly released court documents that a Michigan woman was in the midst of a heated custody battle with the Randallstown man she is accused of killing this summer — a theory her attorney disputes.

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Mayor, commissioner beg community for tips in shooting of 10-year-old

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gathered with community members Friday on a commercial strip where a 10-year-old child was among three people shot a night earlier, imploring anyone with tips to come forward to help get the shooter off the streets.

Rawlings-Blake, along with interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and Rep. Elijah E.

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Legal challenge alleges authorities withheld police use of stingray surveillance

A Baltimore defense attorney has filed the first of what could be hundreds of challenges to cases in which police allegedly withheld that they had used a high-tech phone tracking device to gather evidence.

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