Crime, Police/Fire

Rosedale shooting victim identified, reward offered for information

ROSEDALE, MD—Police have identified the victim who was killed in an overnight shooting in Rosedale.

Rickie Forehand, 13, of the 5900-block of Hillen Road, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At just after midnight on Sunday, officers responded to a disturbance on the parking lot of the Kenwood Shopping Center, located in the 6200-block of Kenwood Avenue (21237), when multiple shooting victims approached them for help.

Five shooting victims were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries and Forehand was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives believe the shooting victims were attending an event at the Triple Threat Elite Dance studio.

As the victims left the event they were approached by several suspects on the parking lot. An altercation ensued then multiple shots were fired towards the group.

Homicide detectives are interviewing numerous people from the event and searching for any video surveillance in the area.

If anyone has information about this homicide they are asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

“This…gun violence is shocking and horrifying,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Sunday. “It has no place in our communities and we refuse to allow it to become normalized. I join Baltimore County residents in praying for the family of Rickie Forehand, as well as a full recovery for all the other victims.”

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