The violence in the Grempler Way area of Edgewood escalated Saturday night with the murder of a 24-year-old man.
The murder Saturday follows 10 days of increased violence in the Edgewater Village community, the site of several shootings and other incidents recently.
Around 10:16 p.m. Saturday, Harford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to multiple calls of shots fired in the 1800 block of Grempler Way. Some were reporting a subject was injured, according to a press release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
When they arrived, deputies found Quinton Arvel Stokes, 24, whose last known address was in the 1300 block of Gold Meadow Way, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the release. Emergency medical personnel from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company treated Stokes at the scene before he was flown by Maryland State Police Medevac to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He died from his injuries shortly before midnight, according to the release.
Witnesses reported seeing a black man wearing tan shorts running from the area.
No additional information was available and the investigation is continuing, according to the release.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Det. Andrew Lane, 410-836-5431.
The increased violence began around June 10, when a 15-year-old male was grazed in the stomach by a bullet; another 15-year-old boy is charged in the case with attempted murder and first-degree assault.
Deputies responded to the same area June 14 for reports of shots fired near Brookside Drive and Grempler Way.
On June 16, a 19-year-old man who arrived at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air for medical treatment with of what appeared to be a gunshot wound told deputies he fell and injured his arm. He said he was running away from the 1800 block of Grempler Way.
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