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Man charged in shooting

January 13, 1999|By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI

A Hagerstown man faces attempted-murder and other charges after shots were fired at a Jeep Cherokee during a dispute in the 400 block of Park Place on Tuesday afternoon, according to Hagerstown City Police Sgt. Kenneth Wasilius.

Durrell M. Blackmond, 26, of 115 W. Church St., was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

An unidentified woman called police to tell them she heard the shots at around 4 p.m., Wasilius said.

Officers who checked out the call stopped a man who was fleeing the scene, police alleged.

Police alleged that Blackmond had been in a fight with William S. Pearsall, 21, of 55 S. Potomac St., and other occupants of a red Jeep Cherokee, Wasilius said.

During the argument, several shots from a handgun were fired at the car, police said.

No one was struck and there were no injuries, police said.

Police stopped the Jeep Cherokee at the city limits on West Washington Avenue.

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Several 9 mm shells were found at the scene, Wasilius said.

One of the shells had hit a white Buick Regal parked nearby. The shot entered through the side of the truck and exited the top, according to police.

The owner of the car, who refused to give her name, said she heard the shots and then came outside.

She said she didn't know her car had been hit until police pointed it out.

Bond information was unavailable.

Police are continuing their investigation of the incident.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700 ext. 234.

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