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Shooting suspect has city record

December 05, 2000

Shooting suspect has city record



By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer


A man authorities say shot his girlfriend and held police at bay in Allegany County, Md., for more than 12 hours Monday has ties to Washington County.

According to Washington County District Court documents, Charles Allen Kegarise, 35, lived in Hagerstown and the Halfway area.

Kegarise, now of the 11500 block of Boardwalk Avenue in Cumberland, appeared in Washington County District Court in March. He was found guilty of engaging in prostitution and given a 30-day suspended sentence and placed on 18 months probation.

According to court documents, Kegarise was on medication and had been in and out of hospital psychiatric wards in Maryland and Pennsylvania, including the Finan Center in Cumberland.

On Monday, Maryland State Police in Cumberland received a 911 call from Kegarise's girlfriend, Karen Lynch, 48, who said she had been shot once with a .44-caliber handgun.

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Lynch left the house on her own and rescue crews took her to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

She was listed in serious condition Tuesday, a nursing supervisor said.

Lynch told police she had been shot by Kegarise in their Cumberland home, police alleged.

Maryland State Police troopers and the Allegany County Sheriff's Department went to the home and found Kegarise had barricaded himself inside, police said.

Kegarise surrendered to police shortly before 8 a.m. and was taken to Memorial Hospital in Cumberland for a psychiatric evaluation.

He was charged Monday with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

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