Police Charge Baltimore Man in West Towson Shooting
Bradford Steven Holup has been charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and first-degree burglary.
(Updated 1:54 p.m.)—Police said they have charged a Northeast Baltimore man with attempted murder after a West Towson homeowner was shot in a burglary early Sunday.
Bradford Steven Holup, 49, of the 4000 block of Corse Avenue is also charged with first-degree assault and first-degree burglary. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said in a statement.
Police responded to a home in the 500 block of Allegheny Ave. at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The victim, a 65-year-old man, told police he came home to find a burglar in his house.
The victim told police that the burglar made him walk into his basement, then the burglar shot him in the neck while he was on the stairwell. The intruder fled, and the victim was able to reach a phone to call police.
Around 4 a.m., police said, an officer saw a Chevy Lumina pulled over near the intersection of Bosley and Chesapeake avenues and saw a man running towards it who matched the description of the suspect.
Police said they pulled over the vehicle and found some of the victim's property in it.
Police said they are not yet certain what was taken from the victim's home. Police said Holup also tried to steal the victim's car, but could not because it was equipped with an anti-theft device.
Police said they do not believe the victim was targeted. Police are investigating whether Holup may be connected to other area burglaries.
The resident was taken to an unspecified local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and police say he is expected to recover.
Holup's name appears in online court records with assault, robbery and other charges from the 1980s and 1990s in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. He was most recently convicted in 1996 on robbery charges, to which he pled guilty.
Bryan P. Sears contributed to this report.