Man Struck by Stray Bullet

Victim Eating Dinner When Wounded

(Edgewood, Md. – July 4, 2006) — An Edgewood man was struck by a stray bullet while sitting at his dining room table eating dinner at approximately 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Oscar Terrasa Obliolio, 32, of the 800 block of Windstream Way in the Sunrise development of Edgewood, sustained a single bullet wound to his lower right leg.

An investigation by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office determined the victim was not the intended target, but rather incidental to a gun battle between two young black males in the street near his home. Neither of the suspects involved in the street fight were apparently injured. More than a dozen rounds were fired during the altercation.

Obliolio was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company and then transported to the Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore for further treatment of his wound.

The round, which struck the victim, passed through the exterior wall of a two-story wood frame multi-family dwelling, passed through the victim’s right shin and entered a wall behind him in the dining room. No other family members were injured.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation into the shooting. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact investigators at 410-838-6600.

Additionally, Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the persons responsible for the shooting. To be eligible for the reward, persons must call the 24- hour tip-line at 1-888-540-TIPS. Callers do not have to give their name of appear in court. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Press Release

July 04, 2006