Breaking up is hard to do; police officer charged with attempted murder
DUNDALK, MD. — Baltimore County Police have charged a Veterans Affairs Police officer with a home invasion in Baltimore County.
The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the suspect charged in connection with a Sunday afternoon shooting in Dundalk as 50-year-old Gary Martin Patterson Sr. of the 4000 block of Berlin Avenue 21225. Patterson has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
The investigation into this incident has indicated that just before 1 p.m. September 19, Patterson went to the home of his 39-year-old estranged girlfriend in the 4000 block of St. Monica Drive in Dundalk, Md. He broke into the home through a front window, located her, and shot her multiple times. Another person in the home fought with Patterson, and was able to get the gun away from him.
The woman that Patterson shot was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
Patterson was located outside the home, taken into custody, and treated for injuries he received during the fight with the other person in the home.
Investigators discovered that Patterson is a police officer with the Department of Veteran Affairs.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Violent Crimes Unit.