Police: Teenage Victim Driven to Marriottsville, Shot in Head

Police say the 15-year-old who was shot was involved in an "ongoing dispute."

Howard County Police say they believe suspects drove a 15-year-old male to Marriottsville last night and shot him in the head. 

A resident found the teenager in a field on the 11400 block of Old Frederick Road with a single gunshot wound to the head just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement released by Howard County Spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn.

Investigators say the victim, who they will not name, is a Baltimore County resident.  

The investigation is ongoing, but at this point, Llewellyn said detectives believe that the suspect was driven to Marriottsville by unknown suspects, got out of the car and was shot. 

Investigators say they believe the suspects and victim were involved in an “ongoing dispute” that may have led to the shooting, but they do not yet know the details of the dispute.

Llewellyn said the victim was listed in “critical, but stable condition” at University of Maryland Shock Trauma as of 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Police are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information about the incident and asking anyone with information to call police at 410-313-STOP.

This article has been edited to indicate the victim was found on the 11400 block of Old Frederick Road in Marriottsville. Police initially indicated he was found in Ellicott City.

ExRoot June 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Eva Toldaya, The first thing I did after reading your comment was to look and see if perhaps you were a member of the community I live in. Someone who I cross paths with in my immediate area or someone I sit next to at PTA meetings. Someone who is perhaps involved in the school system. You see this is what we teach our kids about thinking before they speak and especially post. Though these are your thoughts, consider this is a public forum but certainly not anonymous in your case since you proudly posted your name. I was able to search the web by using the name on your post. Interestingly enough, when you search your name there is a link to this very article and your post with your comment(s) regarding this story. Forever! I'm sure you realize the implications. Especially since many of the comments addressed your name directly. My comment does not address this story directly. Many have already done that and said what needed to be said. Perhaps you are proud of what you said and would have no problem standing up and saying it aloud. Who knows. The point is your words and thoughts are here for all of you neighbors, community and especially your son to see. Perhaps even your co-workers as well as your husbands co-workers. It doesn't just have to be Facebook. Oh and finally...I SURE HOPE MY BLACK/ AFRICAN AMERICAN SON DOES NOT BRUSH UP AGAINST YOUR SON AND RUIN HIM. And for good measure, your racist comments or noted Eva Toldaya of Ellicott City, Maryland.
Dudeindacorner June 24, 2012 at 01:00 PM
All of this "Gang" activity and "gang related shootings and crime has to stop.. How? Easy.. classify all of these gangs as Domestic Terrorists. Because that is exaclty what they do. They terrorize their neighborhood and all who live there.. Constant shootings, Robberies and all around violence that is associated with Gangs. If you mess with a gang member? Then you have to deal with the whole gang. So if the gangs are now Terrorists? then if 1 gang member commits any crime then ALL of that gang did the crime. SEND THEM ALL TO CUBA with no outside communications, including all gangsters currently in prisons. How "cool" will it be to be a Gang member now? Kid's carrying guns? a thing of the past.
Concerned Elkridgean June 25, 2012 at 11:38 AM
The increase of crime is do to the increased population of the area and lack of our society that is American Society to give the kids or adults, the self esteem they need and the feeling of being safe and accepted. If you breed violence and negativity that is what you get.. Crime. If people feel safe and have positive influences, it would not happen, But alas this is in a perfect world. Unfortunately, the powers that control rather us be divided than together in education and ideology versus race, nationality and often gender. This is only to name a few. I say realize we are all human except in different body types!!
Sandra Conway June 25, 2012 at 02:19 PM
My goodness. She posted her OPINION, so let her be. She doesnt have to think like you, she doesnt have to volunteer for low income or parentless children, & i doubt she sits at PTA meetings and snickers about other races. Do you guys really think racism is not in existence? The comments following Evas are about as mature as some of the things she posted. End the violence?? You all sound like cyber bullies. If you dont like personal opinions, maybe a public forum is not for you. Your comments about Eva have taken over this discussion. If you dont like her post, ignore it! As a mother, I always think about the victims & families of such a senseless acts. No person in their right mind condones violence.
sdbtrb August 05, 2012 at 08:08 AM
lets just pray for this boys families. i remember growing up my mom always told me the ones that do you wrong the most is who we need to pray for. so no matter what what happens in your world or which world we live in, just pray for our children and continue being a mentor.


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