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Howard County police identify 19-year-old killed in Laurel shooting, offer reward for information

Howard County police on Wednesday identified the 19-year-old who was killed in a shooting in Laurel on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said officers were called to the 9000 block of Stebbing Way around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for reports of gun shots. Upon arriving, police said they found Justin Xavier Stinson, of Savage, with a gunshot wound to his torso laying on the ground outside of an apartment complex.

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Stinson was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he died as a result of his injuries.

Police on Wednesday also said they located a “significant amount” of cash and suspected drugs at the scene.

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Police said they have increased patrols in the area and are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information. Anyone who may have been in the area Tuesday or has any information about the shooting should contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

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