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Suspect sought in Jonathan Street shooting

January 15, 1998

Suspect sought in Jonathan Street shooting

By MARLO BARNHART

Staff Writer

Hagerstown City Police have released the name of the suspect in Monday's shooting on Jonathan Street.

Nikki James, 19, a New York native, was being sought on charges of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and three weapons violations, police said Thursday.

James is described as a black man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, police said.

City Police on Wednesday spoke for the first time with the New Jersey man who was shot shortly before 7 p.m. Monday in front of 202 Jonathan St.

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"The information he gave us was helpful," said Detective George Knight. He wouldn't elaborate.

Kurrian Tyshon Grasty, 18, remained in fair condition Thursday at Washington County Hospital, recovering from bullet wounds from the navel down, police said.

Eight shots were fired, including four that struck Grasty, according to Capt. Robert Voytko. Few other details have been released.

Detectives would not speculate on a motive for the shooting.

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