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Police charge trio in shooting

August 11, 2000

Police charge trio in shooting



By MARLO BARNHART and DON WORTHINGTON / Staff Writers


Three men were charged with attempted second-degree murder following a Friday morning shooting in the 400 block of North Sumans Avenue in Hagerstown.

Charged were Timothy Williams, 18, of Manhattan, N.Y.; Eric Woods, 22, of 621 Franklin St., Hagerstown; and Clarence Leonard Jackson, 24, of the Bronx, N.Y.

Each suspect was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, carrying a concealed weapon, use of a handgun in a felony and reckless endangerment.

Jackson was wanted in New York for parole violations and assault, Hagerstown police said.

The victim was Rashene Wayne Jefferson, who told police he was walking along Sumans Avenue at 3 a.m. looking for his girlfriend when he heard a shot fired. Seeing no one in the area, Jefferson told police he then began to run when he heard a second shot and realized he'd been shot in the leg.

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He left the scene and found someone to take him to Washington County Hospital, police said.

In the meantime, police arrived at the area where they found no shooter and no victim.

After getting the call from the hospital, police went back to the scene and searched for shell casings.

"We found one casing but we don't know if it is from this shooting," said Lt. Gary Spielman.

Jefferson, 24, of 50 Summit Ave., was wounded in his thigh by a bullet that went cleanly through, Spielman said. Officers also went to the hospital to question the victim.

The victim told police he had no idea who would be shooting at him.

The suspects were arrested at about 12:30 p.m. when police received information they were in a taxi cab in the 100 block of North Potomac Street.

Police said the suspects were detained for investigation and later charged. Detectives recovered a handgun, which they believe was used in the shooting, at a residence in the 400 block of North Jonathan Street.

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