Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on April 4 in the area of Lambeth Hill Drive and Wakefield Circle. The suspect, a 17-year-old male, was arrested on April 20. In the shooting case, an off-duty officer was in the area of Wakefield Circle in Waldorf when he heard multiple gunshots and observed a vehicle fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. The officer pursued the vehicle until it came to a stop on Western Parkway. There, officers learned the occupants had been shot at on Lambeth Hill Drive and one occupant had been struck; he was flown to a hospital where he was treated and released. After pursuing leads, investigators were able to identify the suspect. They obtained a search warrant and recovered a “ghost gun” –meaning a gun that does not have a serial number –at his residence. The teen was charged as an adult with attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm, first-degree assault, and other related charges. On April 21, a judge ordered the suspect to be held without bond at the Charles County Detention Center. Det. Johnson is investigating.

Diane Richardson
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