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Man faces several criminal charges for alleged triple shooting

After a shooting incident in which one person was killed, a man has been arrested. The 19-year-old Maryland resident is accused of shooting three people inside a home. A warrant was obtained for the man’s arrest, and he was recently taken into police custody on several criminal charges.

Late last month, Baltimore police officers responded to a call in the night about a shooting incident at a residence. In the living room floor of the home, the officers claim that they found a man who had suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. They declared him dead at the scene. They found another victim suffering from gunshot wounds lying on the couch, and they transported him to an area hospital in critical condition.

Another victim — who was also in critical condition — was located after he tried to run from the scene. It is unclear why, but the police suspected that two people were involved in the crime, and they initially arrested a 27-year-old man before issuing the warrant for the other young man. The 19-year-old faces several charges that include first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and charges relating to firearms.

The details surrounding the specifics of the case are not publicly available, but several points can still be inferred. In order for a conviction to be obtained, the investigators will need to find sufficient evidence against the Maryland man in order for his criminal charges to be sustained in court. If enough evidence to prove his connection with the crime beyond a reasonable doubt is not found, then some or all of the charges against him could be dropped or reduced.

Source: The Baltimore Sun, “Baltimore man arrested in Abingdon in connection with city triple shooting, murder in March”, Krishana Davis, April 10, 2014

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