042219shooting-supsect

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for this man, identified as Demar Cortze Allen, in connection with a shooting during a funeral service.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify a man detectives believe to be involved in Saturday’s shooting at Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church.

The man in the pictures provided by the sheriff’s office is black, with medium-length hair and a beard. He is wearing a white shirt, white pants white and black sneakers and a long, navy coat. His left ear is pierced.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office responded to a shooting at the Jackson Chapel on Ballenger Creek Pike around 2:45 p.m. Saturday. Two people were suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

The two people were taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The alleged shooter fled before police arrived, according to the release. A funeral service was occurring at the same time, and the shooting may have happened after an altercation between people at the service, according to the release.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Taylor Clarke did not respond to call for comment. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Jennifer Skelley at 301-600-4017. Anonymous tips can also be made to 301-600-4131.

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Heather Mongilio is the health and Fort Detrick reporter for the Frederick News-Post. She can be reached at hmongilio@newspost.com.

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shiftless88

To clarify my comment: People, even under the cover of anonymity, are rather embarrassed to be too blatantly racist. So they couch their comments in "dog-whistle" style; sort of an ambiguous, passive-aggressive thing. I do not know why priorparent made a comment about PG county when there is no indication this person is from PG county, nor do I know what this suspect was expected to look like, but the fact that they both felt the need to say something so ambiguous indicates where their minds are.

priorparent

FNP why the deletes? I present facts not opinions - other than my opinion that I would like to raise my children in a non violent place.

KellyAlzan

Oh my. More opinion. Shift

shiftless88

Hey Kelly; this is an opinion page FYI

Lev928

There is NOTHING racist in any of the comments .. only factual information and personal opinions. Remember the First Amendment applies to the FNP. They can be sued ... successfully ... for suppressing it.

shiftless88

personal opinions can certainly be racist. I'm confused.

shiftless88

And the First Amendment does NOT apply to a private organization like the FNP.

Lev928

I'm surprised at your comment, shiftless, because the 1st Amendment DIRECTLY applies to the news media.

KellyAlzan

not entirely true Lev. the FNP is not required to have online comments. Its their business, they have the final say on what flys and what doesn't. They can even turn the commenting off, permanently.

rpkrauss

The First Amendment reads,
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.[1]”
It does not apply here! Aside from that what does apply here are the terms of service that we all agreed to in order to be on this forum. If you read them you will see that the FNP has absolute control over any material submitted to them on this website, that includes our comments.

shiftless88

what a bunch of racists on this board. Wow.

Samanthapowers

hate is all they have, shift. it's pathetic and sad.

KellyAlzan

I’m not seeing any comments that are racial.
Did I miss something?

gabrielshorn2013

Shiftless, unless all of the racist comments were deleted before 11:29 AM, the only comment I see that could be construed as racist, if you squint really hard and turn your head to the side, requests the alleged shooter to stay in PG county. That is where the deceased, whom the funeral was for, was murdered. This current shooting in Frederick is thought to be related to that shooting. Therefore, it is a reasonable request.

shiftless88

Sure thing, gabe. I am sure that is exactly what priorparent meant.

gabrielshorn2013

shiftless, I didn't take as racist when I read their statement. Could you be inferring what was not implied? Unless we know exactly what priorparent meant, it is only our interpretation.

rbtdt5

Have to agree with Kelly and Gab.

shiftless88

So you all think jw just tossed that zinger out there for the heck of it? That he was genuinely surprised? You all are in denial.

rbtdt5

I just figured he had an idea of what he thought the person was going to look like and this picture doesn't match that. Maybe he thought it was going to be more ganster looking? I have no idea what he was thinking when he wrote that, but lets just say it was meant in a racist way, you said that "bunch of racist" so that's one example.

shiftless88

rbt; I was also referring to priorparent's comments (this article said nothing of PG county nor is there any indication this person is from PG county). But the comment section has been riddled with racist comments over time so my statement went beyond today and this article.

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