Victims of Aberdeen shooting identified, suspect suffered from mental illness

Harford County Sheriffs OfficePolice have identified the victims from Thursday’s shooting in Aberdeen.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased as:

  • Sunday Aguda, a 45-year-old male from Baltimore County
  • Brindra Giri, a 41-year-old female from Baltimore County
  • Hayleen Reyes, a 41-year-old female from Baltimore City

The names of the victims who were shot, but survived their wounds are:

  • Hassan Mitchell, 19-year-old male from Harford County
  • Wilfredo Villegas, 45-year-old male from Montgomery County
  • Acharya Purna, 45-year-old male from New York

The suspect, 26-year-old Snochia Moseley, was a temporary employee at the Rite Aid warehouse.

She had been employed at the facility less than two weeks.

Authorities say Moseley arrived at the warehouse at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday morning for her shift. She then left the building at 7:21 a.m. and returned home. She drove back to work and arrived at the front gate at 8:35 a.m.

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At 8:53 a.m., Moseley reentered the warehouse and, at 9:05 a.m., was seen exiting yet again, and she began shooting.

The first victim was shot outside, and she reentered the building again at 9:07 a.m. and continued shooting. There were 65 people working inside the warehouse.

After reentering the building, she continued shooting, striking the five additional victims before shooting herself in the head. Law enforcement officers were on scene within five minutes of initial dispatch. The suspect had already shot herself by the time police arrived.

Moseley had a last known address of Baltimore County and died at a local hospital. During the investigation, police determined that she was suffering from a mental illness and, over the last two weeks, had become increasingly agitated.

Court records list Moseley’s most recent address as being the 8100-block of Ridgetown Drive in Nottingham.

“Overnight the detectives interviewed family members and friends and executed a search warrant at the White Marsh residence of the shooter looking for some motive or some cause,” said Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler. “While no evidence directly related to the shooting was recovered, evidence that the shooter was suffering with a mental illness was identified.”

For more details on Thursday’s shooting incident, click here.


Aberdeen shooting: former Overlea High student identified as shooter

Homicide Crime SceneUPDATE: The victims have been identified. Police also believe the suspect had been suffering from mental illness. Click here for details.

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A former student at a Nottingham-area high school has been identified as the suspect in Thursday’s shooting spree in Aberdeen.

According to her social media profile, Snochia Moseley, 26, attended Overlea High School. Her profile indicates that she is originally from Trenton, New Jersey.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office identified Snochia Moseley as the suspected shooter on Thursday afternoon.

At 9:06 a.m., officers responded to a Rite Aid distribution center in the 1500-block of Perryman Road in Aberdeen for a report of shots fired.

Snochia Moseley
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Four people are dead, including the shooter, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Seven people were injured in the shooting.

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A motive has not yet been determined.

Police said that Snochia Moseley has a last-known addresss “in Baltimore County.”

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-838-5800.


Man steals cab in Joppa, crashes into police cars

Dionte Kyrell James TorrenceA would-be carjacker had a run of bad luck over the weekend.

At just before 2 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a carjacking in the Joppatowne Plaza in Joppa. At the scene, officers learned that a black male had entered a cab, requested a ride to Baltimore, then implied he had a weapon.

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The cab driver jumped out of the car and the suspect got into the driver’s seat and fled with the cab. A call went out for deputies to be on the lookout for the taxi.

Shortly thereafter, the Harford County sheriff was traveling along Route 40 in the area of Route 755 in Edgewood when he spotted the cab.  After a brief pursuit, the suspect crashed into two vehicles from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office along Route 40 near Spesutia Road. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.

Deputies took the suspect, identified as Dionte Kyrell James Torrence, 24, of Baltimore, into custody and charged him with carjacking, second-degree assault, and theft.

He was taken to the Harford County Detention Center, where he is being held without bail.


Harford County police seeking burglary, theft suspect

Dominick CopenhaverPolice in Harford County are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a Joppa man wanted for burglary, theft, and drug possession.

Dominick Shaun Copenhaver is wanted for burglary, theft, and drug possession with intent to distribute.

His last known address was on Haverhill Road in Joppa.

Anyone with information on Copenhaver’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 410-838-6600 or submit a tip online at http://www.tipsubmit.com.

Jerusalem Mill hosting First Responders Day on Saturday

Jerusalem Mill First Responders Day 2018First Responders Day is set to kick off at historic Jerusalem Mill today, Saturday, August 18, 2018.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Historic Jerusalem Mill Village, located at 2800 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD 21087.

Admission is free.

Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, Maryland State Police Aviation Unit, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Natural Resources’ Forestry and Maryland Park Service are hosting this family-friendly event with fire equipment of all descriptions, demonstrations, displays, K9 unit and activities for young and old.

The organizers of the event will be honoring the first responders and acknowledging the selfless sacrifices of these brave men and women.

The representative fire departments will plan and include a friendly contest for bragging rights, custody of a trophy, and a cash prize from the event’s sponsors.

For more, visit the event on Facebook here.