Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Essex that left a man critically injured.
The victim, 47, was leaving for work in the 1200 block of South Marlyn Avenue in Essex around 2:58 a.m. Wednesday morning when he had some sort of encounter with the suspect. During the encounter the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body.
The victim was transported to an area hospital. His condition is unknown. The suspect fled the location prior to police arrival.
Police are asking neighbors to check any exterior cameras they may have and contact police with any possible information. Anyone who may have additional information to offer can contact detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.