PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore Couny Police have identified a teenager killed last night in a brutal shooting in Parkville.
But, police are still searching for anyone who may have seen the gunman who took the life of Diamonic Rayshawn Arca-Jones.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: A Brief Thaw Wednesday Before Snow Moves In
One woman telling WJZ, her roommate heard at least six gunshots.
It’s a busy stretch of road with cars driving by Saturday.
According to police, officers responded to the 7800 block of Beverly Avenue near Taylor Avenue around 7:20 p.m. and found Arca-Jones lying in the roadway suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.
“He was laying in the street and was suffering from a very serious, life-threatening gunshot wound,” said Lt. Andrea Bylen.
Arca-Jones was taken to an area hospital where he later died.
The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.READ MORE: Ovechkin Scores 27th Goal, Capitals Beat Jets In Overtime
The teenager — who once attended Parkville High School — was in the Junior ROTC Program.
Neighbors tell WJZ — the crime in their neighborhood is becoming more violent.
“It’s s lot of drugs that comes through this neighborhood unfortunately, and that has affected it,” said Alley Shelley. “People blame it on the city, but whenever you have a dense population you’re going to be getting crime.”
Police don’t know if drugs played any role in Saturdays shooting and are still scouring Parkville for information.
“Our detectives are going door to door, and searching not only that neighborhood but the surrounding neighborhoods, looking for witnesses and anyone who saw or heard anything at all,” Lt. Bylen said.
Hoping to find the person — or persons — who left Arca-Jones to die… on the street where he lived.
Police are still trying to figure out the motive for this shooting.
Anyone who may have information about the suspect in this crime is asked to call police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.MORE NEWS: Michigan Gets First Win In A Month, Slams Maryland 83-64