Frederick police arrested three teens Friday in connection to two reports of shots fired — in which one person was wounded — in Frederick on Thursday evening, the department announced.
Robert Antoine Shirley, 19, Kion B. Parker, 16, and Curtis Byon Smith, 17, all of Frederick, are all charged as adults with first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, according to a department press release.
The Frederick Police Department received reports Thursday evening of a gun being discharged in the 1400 block of Taney Avenue. Responding officers located a second scene where shots had been fired at the south end of the Frederick Shopping Center at 1305 W. Seventh St.
Bullets struck several vehicles, the release said. After several witnesses described a car that drove off before police arrived, officers found the car near Ballenger Creek Pike. After a check of the car’s registration revealed the car had been reported stolen, police saw several young men near the car.
Shirley, the eldest of the three arrested, ran from officers but was caught after a foot chase, according to the release.
Evidence recovered from Shirley, as well as witness accounts, linked him to the stolen car, the release said.
About an hour after the initial call, someone at Frederick Memorial Hospital called the Frederick Police Department to report that a teen had arrived at the emergency department with a gunshot wound to his lower leg. Detectives went the hospital to investigate how he had been shot. They determined that the teen had been shot near Taney Avenue and West Seventh Street.
Shirley, Parker and Smith are at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center awaiting a bail hearing, the release said. Detectives believe several others are directly involved in the shooting. Detectives will continue to investigate and determine if there is sufficient evidence to identify and charge other suspects, the release said.
The Frederick Police Department is asking anyone with information about the cases to contact Detective Matt Irons at 240-674-8942. Those who wish to remain anonymous can reach the department by voice mail at 301-600-TIPS (8477), text message at 240-674-TIPS (8477), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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