On May 24 at 4:03 p.m., officers responded to the 11400 block of Leland Place in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they located a juvenile male who reported someone shot at him; however, he was not struck by gunfire. Investigators developed leads and identified a 15-year-old juvenile as a suspect in this case. On May 26, the suspect was arrested and charged as an adult with attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and other related charges. He is currently being held at the Charles County Detention Center. The shooting was not random. Detective Pickeral and Officer Kunz are investigating.

Diane Richardson
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