Crime, Police/Fire

Police: Joppa homicide victim identified, crashed after being shot



UPDATE 2: A second suspect has been arrested.

UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in connection with this case.

Original story below…

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JOPPA, MD—Police have released additional details on Friday’s fatal shooting in Joppa.

At around 6:45 p.m. on Friday evening, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s office responded to the 500-block of Dembytown Road for a report of a crash.

Upon police arrival, medics were performing CPR on an adult male, identified as William James Doran, 29, of Joppa.

While evaluating Doran for care, medics discovered he had been shot in the upper body. Medics transported Doran to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Forensics investigators responded to the area to collect and preserve physical evidence.



Authorities say Doran was driving on Dembytown Road when he was shot, and his vehicle then struck a utility pole. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police conducted an extensive search of the area for suspects and evidence. No suspect has yet been found.  The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detective Moro with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 443-409-3154.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may report their information through Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. If the information provided leads to the arrest and indictment of the individuals responsible for this crime, a cash reward of up to $2,000 may be available.

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