A 15-year-old boy was shot in Milford Mill on Saturday and died at a hospital, Baltimore County Police said Sunday.
Officers arrived around 9 a.m. at the unit block of Shadwell Court for a reported shooting and found the teenager with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
In a Monday news release, police identified him as Lamar M. Leslie-Allen.
In a Sunday letter to students and parents, Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies Principal John Klug said a 10th grade student had died, noting that the administration was “absolutely devastated” by the news. He did not identify the victim by name, but a Baltimore County Public Schools spokesperson confirmed that the letter was about Leslie-Allen.
Klug said the BCPS Traumatic Loss Team was available at the school as needed and encouraged parents to speak with students about the loss.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said Sunday that he was heartbroken and furious to hear a teenager had been fatally shot.
“There is nothing more heartbreaking for a parent, and for a community, than the loss of a child. I am heartbroken that Baltimore County has lost a young person to a senseless act of gun violence and furious that family and friends must now mourn the passing of a loved one,” Olszewski said in a statement.
Homicide detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 410-307-2020 or make an anonymous tip to the Baltimore County iWATCH program or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-2587 (1-866-7LOCKUP).