'America's Most Wanted' to feature shooting suspect

December 18, 2002|by MARLO BARNHART

HAGERSTOWN - In an effort to find the man they believe was involved in Saturday morning's fatal shooting on Jonathan Street, Hagerstown City Police will send an officer to appear on "America's Most Wanted" Saturday at 9 p.m.

"Detective Steve Hoover will be going to Washington, D.C., so he can be featured on the show," said Lt. Rick Johnson.

A picture of Karim Ali Ward, his description and information about the crime will be telecast on Fox Network Channel 5.


Carl Anthony Wallace, 28, of Asbury Park, N.J., died of multiple gunshot wounds in the shooting.

Police received a call at 3:38 a.m. reporting shots had been fired on Jonathan Street near the intersection with Charles Street. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Wallace lying in the road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ward, 27, of 1725 Springhouse Court, was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a handgun in a crime of violence and carrying a handgun in the Dec. 14 incident, police said.

Ward was described as a black male between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall, with medium complexion and shoulder-length hair in braids. He was wearing dark clothing, including a puffy jacket and possibly a vest.

Additional charges were lodged against Ward Tuesday in connection with an unrelated incident at the J Street Bar and Grill Sept. 1, police said.

In that case, Ward allegedly got into a fight with a Virginia man over a game of pool. During the argument, police allege, he swung a pool cue at the man, hitting him twice in the nose and mouth.

The new charges are one count each of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Ward was still at large Tuesday.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

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