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Police make arrest in Essex shooting

Ronald Lee Scott, 27, of the first block of Platt Lane in Sparrows Point has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses.
Ronald Lee Scott, 27, of the first block of Platt Lane in Sparrows Point has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses. (Courtesy of Baltimore County police)

Baltimore County police have made an arrest in a shooting in Essex over the weekend.

Police said Thursday that Ronald Lee Scott, 27, of the first block of Platt Lane in Sparrows Point has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail.

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Police said Scott was involved in "an encounter" with a man, who was then shot. The shooting occurred just before 3 p.m. in the area of Stemmers Run Road and North Marlyn Avenue.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover.

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Scott fled after the shooting, police said. He was arrested on Monday, according to online court records. He did not have an attorney listed.

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