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November 27, 2010

Three shot at Odenton bar

When I pulled up to Maryland Shock Trauma Center early this morning to report on the shooting of a Baltimore police officer, I noticed three ambulances from Anne Arundel County in the emergency lot.

I was told that three people had been shot in Odenton. Turns out one man was shot outside a bar and two patrons were hit by stray bullets. Here are some more details from a statement from Anne Arundel County Police:

On November 27, 2010 at approximately 0148 hours officers of the Western District Platoon Four responded to a report of a shooting that just occurred at “My Place Bar & Lounge” located at 1676 Annapolis Road, Odenton Maryland.

As officers were arriving they were advised that a black male victim, identified as Antwone James Hooper, was lying on the ground to the rear of the business. When officers responded to the rear parking lot they found a black male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his head, back and abdomen. While officers rendered aid they were told that there were two other victims inside the establishment.

Officers responded inside and found that two others were struck by stray bullets as they were entering the business. Surveillance video of the parking lot revealed that an altercation occurred at the entrance of the establishment and a suspect brandished a revolver pointing it at several subjects. The suspect then chased Hooper around several cars and eventually shot him and the other two victims standing in the doorway. The suspect was last seen running towards the rear of the Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Responding officers received a lookout of the suspect. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect hiding behind a fence at the KFC. A short time later a K9 unit was able to locate the clothing that the suspect had removed.

All victims were transported to Medical facilities for treatment. The victims in the doorway suffered non-life threatening injuries. Hooper was transported to Shock Trauma for his injuries. He was listed in stable condition.

Suspect – James Edward Jones, 3165 Bero Road, Halethorpe Md 21227, DOB 5/10/87, B/M 5’11” 220lbs

Posted by Peter Hermann at 11:43 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Anne Arundel County


I like that the shooter hid at KFC. Classic

The residents of this area have repeatedly attempted to induce the businesses of "Boom Town" to relocate (and take their clientele with them) since I moved here six years ago. I realize that none of our elected officials reside in this area--but how long are the decent people who live nearby going to be exposed to this kind of hazard just steps away from their front doors before Anne Arundel County decides to DO SOMETHING about it? I for one don't plan on staying here a moment longer than it takes to sell my house.

I wonder the same. I've grown up in the area of Gambrills and Severn and now live in Seven Oaks. I never would have imagined that one day I would be scared to walk my dogs at night.

You would think that the County would try to clean up the area with the BRAC movement but I suppose this is a "Not in My Backyard" issue. The growth of Arundel Mills only brought in more riff raff, just like what will probably happen with Odenton Town Center.

Can't wait to move to an area where you don't have to worry so much about getting shot while buying gas or stepping out of your front door. You know these things can happen anywhere but you would hate for it to happen on your own street.

I moved into Piney Orchard two years ago moving from southern PG County, three miles outside of DC. When I moved here, I did my research and heard from more people than I can imagine, if you live anywhere near Odenton, make sure it's not in Seven Oaks or anywhere close by. Thus, I ended up in Piney Orchard...I'm REALLY glad I moved there instead of Seven Oaks...they have some beautiful homes there but you can HAVE the crime and schools.

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About Peter Hermann
Peter Hermann started covering news for The Baltimore Sun in 1990, first in Anne Arundel County and, starting in 1994, reporting on the Baltimore Police Department. In 2001, he was assigned to Jerusalem as the Baltimore Sun's Middle East correspondent. He returned in 2005 as an assistant city editor overseeing crime coverage. In 2008, Peter returned to the beat as a daily reporter and blogger. A recent BBC report featured him in a segment on the harsh realities of covering crime in Baltimore.

Coverage will focus on crime trends, problems in neighborhoods in the city and elsewhere, profiles of victims and police officers and try to offer readers a fresh perspective on one of the most vexing issues facing Baltimore and its future.

Contributing to this blog is Justin Fenton, who joined The Sun in 2005 and has covered the Baltimore City Police Department and the criminal justice system since 2008. His work includes an investigation into Cal Ripken Jr.’s minor league baseball stadium deal with his hometown of Aberdeen, a three-part series chronicling a ruthless con woman, coverage of the killing of five Amish children at a schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa., and a job swap with a British crime reporter to explore differences in crime-fighting. A special report looking into how city police handle rape cases led to sweeping reforms that changed the way sexual assaults are investigated in Baltimore. He was recognized as the best reporter in Baltimore by the City Paper in 2010 and by Baltimore Magazine in 2011.

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