EDGEWOOD, Md. (WJZ) — Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old Joppa man in Edgewood early Friday.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened around 3:19 a.m. in the area of Grempler Way and Brookside Drive. Deputies were on foot patrol when they heard gunshots coming from that area.

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When they arrived they found Joshua Dwayne Crouse in the roadway. Deputies and EMS arrived to help save the man, but he was pronounced dead at 3:50 a.m.

“A couple of our deputies were out doing foot patrols at about 3:19 in the morning when they heard what they believed to be gunshots,” Col. William Davis, of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, said.

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In May, WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren interviewed Crouse, who had lived in an Edgewood townhome that went up in flames, killing three people in injuring two others.

Crouse had moved out the week before the fire. His former roommate, Bobbie Sue Hodge, is accused of intentionally setting the blaze.

Police said Crouse’s murder was targeted, not a random incident. They said they do not believe it was related to the fire.

Anyone with information should call Detective S. Moro at 443-409-3154.

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Harford Crime Solvers are offering a $2,000 reward for information in the case