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.