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Taco Bell Manager Critically Injured in Shooting

Police say the shooting occurred early Sunday at the Taco Bell on Minstrel Way.

Police are investigating a shooting that left a Taco Bell manager in critical condition after he was shot several times outside his business, according to a Howard County police press release.

Police said they responded to the 7100 block of Minstrel Way at 12:50 a.m. on Sunday for a person who had been shot. An investigation revealed that the Taco Bell manager was confronted by two unknown male subjects outside of the store who then began shooting at him, police said.

According to the release, the manager was struck several times, but was able to make it back into the Taco Bell. Two other employees, who were inside the store at the time of the shooting, called 911.

The manager was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he is listed in critical condition. The manager’s name has not been released.

According to the release, the investigation is ongoing and a motive is not known at this time.

Ladyhawkkk1 November 13, 2012 at 10:24 PM
The person / persons who did the shooting needs to be given a 3rd eye or 4 ear’s.
Esther November 14, 2012 at 03:52 PM
i would think most of us Columbians (since the 1970s), are very grateful that people who have such negativity have left our town. Please acept our thanks.
Svelteone November 15, 2012 at 01:15 AM
I have live in Columbia over ten years and the crimes have increasingly gotten more and more violent and brazen! I despise the fact that they put in that bus system and I notice that there are just more and more random people in the area!
Greg G. November 18, 2012 at 01:24 PM
The problem is that Columbia has over expanded (even though ken Ulman ran on the platform he would not over develop Columbia--he and his buddies need to go). They did not take the time to rebuild the necessary infrastructure with the police force and now Columbia and surrounding areas are prime targets for criminal elements outside its boundaries. They can get in and out through several major corridors. Compound this with the problem that we are 1 of 5 counties in the entire United States that cannot own non-lethal weapons such as a taser and they have nothing to fear. In one instance police sat and watched a man being held up by gun point with a .45 caliber handgun. Utterly freaking useless. First thing is we need to get rid of the cronies that brought about this destruction, enforce current rules and regs and stop letting criminals out on low bail, and last get a police force that acts on criminals not traffic cops that like to bully the average joe.
Daniel Kirk-Davidoff November 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Hey Patch, how about letting us know whether violent crime is increasing or decreasing in Columbia? It's going down sharply over the last twenty years almost everywhere in the US. Is Columbia a rare exception, or is this story just one rare crime in a world in which such crimes are getting more and more infrequent?

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