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Shooting victim still in critical condition

April 26, 1999|By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI

A Georgia man remained in critical condition Sunday night after being shot in the abdomen Saturday on Jonathan Street, according to a Washington County Hospital spokeswoman.

James Otis Daniel, 32, of Decatur, Ga., was shot during a dispute over a radio in the 300 block of Jonathan Street at 2:45 a.m., according to Hagerstown City Police.

Antonio Lambert, of 33 Avalon Ave., Hagerstown was charged with attempted murder around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Police believe the shooter fled to Martinsburg, W.Va., following the incident. Lambert was apprehended there by Martinsburg City Police and is being held pending extradition, police said.

Saturday's shooting marked the second consecutive weekend of gunfire in the Jonathan Street area.

Two men were shot on April 18 in separate incidents in the first block of West North Street. Police believe the shootings were unrelated.

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Shairon Rudsel Cornelia, 22, of Hagerstown, was shot in the leg around 2 a.m. after a dispute with another man, police said.

Cornelia checked himself out of Washington County Hospital later that day.

Damon McCarrol Scott, 19, of Bowie, Md., was shot in the in the shoulder. He was released from Washington County Hospital on April 24, according to a nursing supervisor.

No arrests have been made in the April 18 incidents, according to Sgt. Mark Holtzman.

Saturday's shooting was the sixth report of gunfire in the Jonathan Street area this year, he said.

Four people have been struck by bullets, and arrests have been made in three cases.

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