Reported via Howard County Police Department on Facebook:

NEWS RELEASE UPDATE: Victim in Green Meadow Drive shooting pronounced dead at hospital

Howard County police have been notified that the victim in yesterday’s shooting in Columbia, Taiwon Dashon Dorsey, 21, of Jessup, died at the hospital overnight.

Police were called to the 12000 block of Little Patuxent Parkway at approximately 1:28 p.m. Saturday for a report that a subject had been shot. Officers arrived at the scene and located Dorsey suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries.

Through preliminary investigation, police believe the shooting occurred nearby outside the 12000 block of Green Meadow Drive. Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, approximately six feet tall with a thin build and a goatee, dreadlocks on top of his head, wearing white tank top and black shorts.

Officers searched a nearby apartment building after receiving a tip about possible suspicious activity, however no suspect was located. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who was in the area and may have seen or heard anything, or otherwise has information is encouraged to contact police at 410-313-STOP or


This is very sad…and if you have any information about this…please contact HCPD ASAP.

Let’s hope they catch a suspect soon. This is not the kind of news we want in our community.

This is a follow up article to “Police investigating nonfatal shooting in Columbia on July 20th“.

Scott E