Suspect In Custody After Triple-Shooting At Baltimore County Hotel


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - One suspect is in custody after a fatal triple-shooting at a Catonsville hotel, according to Baltimore County Police.

Police responded to reports of shots fired around 3:00 a.m. on Monday. Upon their arrival, they discovered three victims with gunshot injuries. One of the victims, 30-year-old Javier Argueta, was declared dead at the scene.

Police said that the other two men were transported to a local hospital and are expected to make a full recovery.

Charges against the detained individual are pending as the investigation proceeds.

Ryan Coleman, the president of Randallstown NAACP, expressed concern over the increasing criminal activities at Motel 6 in Catonsville, including drug trafficking and human trafficking.

"Motel 6 Catonsville has become a magnet for criminal behavior, including drug trafficking, prostitution, drug use, and human trafficking. The Randallstown NAACP will be requesting Motel 6 Catonsville / G6 Hospitality enter into a memorandum of understanding with the branch and Baltimore County government so all parties could address the issue together," Coleman said.

He called for a joint memorandum of understanding between the motel, the Baltimore County government, and the NAACP branch. The agreement would involve employing armed security, conducting guest background checks, and implementing a ban on nighttime visitors. Coleman further noted the NAACP's intention to extend similar collaborations to other local hotels.

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