Man sought for questioning in shooting

June 28, 2003|by GREGORY T. SIMMONS

Police on Friday were looking for a man in connection with Tuesday's double shooting on East Franklin Street, Hagerstown City Police's chief investigator said.

Lt. Rick Johnson said police consider the man a possible suspect and would like to question him.

At 9:27 p.m. Tuesday, Kelvin Lashawn Baker, 24, of the 300 block of Jonathan Street, and Melissa Lynn Emilcar, 29, of the 800 block of West Washington Street, were wounded in the shooting.

Baker was admitted to Washington County Hospital with a lung injury, police said. He was listed in fair condition Friday morning.


Emiclar, who was shot once in the leg, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, police said.

The man being sought is described as a black man with a medium complexion and short hair, Johnson said. He is between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall, has a thin build and is between 18 and 21 years old. Police believe he was wearing a cream-colored, button-down shirt with a black shirt underneath.

Johnson said police are still looking for two others. One was described as a black man wearing a "do-rag" and a white T-shirt. The other was described as a 13- or 14-year-old black youth.

After talking with people in the area, police learned that the suspect may be from North Carolina and has only been in the Hagerstown area for about two months, Johnson said.

Johnson said the reason for the shooting still isn't clear, although "there are several possibilities for motive." He said police have ruled out gang-related violence.

Johnson asked anyone with information to call police detectives at 301-790-3700, extension 234. He said callers can remain anonymous.

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