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Man sought in shooting

January 15, 1998

Man sought in shooting

By MARLO BARNHART

Staff Writer

Warrants have been issued for a New York native in connection with the Oct. 24 shooting of a 16-year-old Hagerstown girl.

Robert Anthony Crosby, 20, of 430 125th St., New York, N.Y., faces one count of attempted second-degree murder, four counts each of first- and second-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment.

The unidentified teenager was hit in the upper left leg by one of seven gunshots fired through the door of an apartment in the 400 block of North Potomac Street.

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Sgt. Rick Johnson gave the following account of that 2:30 a.m. incident:

Two men began beating on the front door of Apt. 8 at 441 N. Potomac St. and demanded entry.

They then attempted to force their way in by kicking the door.

During a lull, an occupant of the apartment looked out the peephole of the door and saw two men.

Seven shots were fired through the door, striking the teenage girl.

At the time of the shooting there were four people in the apartment.

Crosby, who is known as "Special" or "Eric," also is wanted by Maryland State Police as a suspect in a Sept. 25 armed robbery and assault in Hancock.

He was identified as the suspect by several witnesses to the Tollgate Ridge and McKinley Drive incident, police said.

Crosby is described as a black male with a medium complexion, thin build, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing 140 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts may call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101, or Detectives George Brandt or George Knight at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.

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