Police arrested a man in connection with a New Year’s Day shooting inside a Frederick apartment, according to a press release from the Frederick Police Department.
However, the shooting, which left one victim hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, may have been accidental, the department said in a press release. Evidence collected from the scene and statements from witnesses led police to make that determination.
Police charged Marcus Lequell Boone, 19, of Frederick, with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm within city limits, possession of a firearm by a minor, and altering physical evidence, according to the press release.
The shooting occurred around 11 a.m. in the 300 block of the Fieldpointe Apartments.
The police responded after the victim entered the hospital. An ambulance was not called, according to Cpl. Joseph Palkovic of the Frederick Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. The victim has since been released from the hospital, the release said.
The police determined that the shooting occurred in one of the units of the Fieldpointe Apartments, on Fieldpointe Boulevard. There were several people in the unit at the time of the shooting, police said.
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— Allen Etzler contributed to this report.