A Frederick man was indicted for first-degree murder among other charges for allegedly killing a 19-year-old man near Frederick.

Jordan Burris Hooks, 27, was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a firearm in a felony, and handgun on-person.

Hooks is held without bail at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

The sheriff’s office arrested Hooks Sept. 11 and charged him in the homicide of Jaemari Anderson. The agency said during its investigation they determined Anderson and Hooks were close friends and were together on Sept. 6. The sheriff’s office recovered personal property of Anderson’s during a search and seizure of Hooks’ home.

More evidence included videos from Hooks’ cell phone, believed to have been recorded on Sept. 5, showing Hooks and several others in his basement smoking and brandishing handguns. At one point, Hooks is seen holding and pointing a silver-colored handgun at the camera, the agency said in a press release.

Hooks confirmed in an interview that he and Anderson had been together during the day of the shooting but said Anderson left his house to meet his girlfriend, and the two had not been in contact since then, the release stated.

Detectives later learned there had been a confrontation involving Anderson in Hooks’ basement on Sept. 6. This led to Hooks and Anderson agreeing to a physical fight outside, the release said.

When leaving for the fight, Hooks allegedly pulled a handgun and put it in his waistband and eventually used it to shoot Anderson, the sheriff’s office said.

An indictment is a charging document alleging criminal conduct. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

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Times have certainly changed. I suggest we ban all illegally obtained guns from criminals. Wait they are, how did this person get one? Oh my.


It is all the NRA and legal gun owners' faults, don't you understand?? There'd be no violent criminals or shootings if it weren't for them. (Yes, that *is* sarcasm.)


Not so piddle. Anyone of any age can get any gun for any reason, anonymously. The NRA has thwarted every attempt to legislate differently. We have kids right here in Frederick County/City with guns in their possession. There are no laws in place to try to stop that reality. There is no punishment for a child in possession of a gun.




i m rite. u r rong. ✌️


nope still wrong


Gdunn is right. a simple search on MD firearm laws will show that "Maryland prohibits selling, transferring or renting ammunition for a regulated firearm to anyone under 21 years old and any ammunition to anyone under 18 years old." and the "Minimum Age To Purchase And Possess

Must be 21 years old or older to possess an assault weapon or handgun

Transferring a firearm to a known minor is also prohibited.

No minimum age to possess a rifle or shotgun but they must be over 18 to purchase or transfer one."

so I minor can only possess a rifle or shotgun, but they cannot purchase one nor can the purchase ammo for one. Furthermore, Maryland limits when you can carry a firearm (Note: the restriction seems to be at odds with the 2nd Amendment) (see: https://codes.findlaw.com/md/criminal-law/md-code-crim-law-sect-4-203.html) which states "(a)(1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not:

(i) wear, carry, or transport a handgun, whether concealed or open, on or about the person;..."

basically the only time you would not be in violation for having a firearm in these types of cases is if one is on their own property,


Sounds like 1st degree murder. Too bad MD has done away with the death penalty.


I agree, and we can thank OweMalley and his lib buddies down in Smurfville for that.

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