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Man wanted in shooting is captured in New York

August 27, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

julieg@herald-mail.com

Officers with the New York Police Department in Brooklyn have apprehended a man wanted in Hagerstown in connection with a June shooting at Noland Village, Hagerstown City Police said they learned Tuesday.

Local officers said they were waiting to hear whether Tariq Dane Small, also known as Richard D. Small and R Dot, would waive extradition to Maryland.

Police in Hagerstown have three arrest warrants for Small, 18, whose last known local address was 124 S. Prospect St., police said.

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A District Court arrest warrant issued July 8 charges Small with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a handgun in a motor vehicle and wearing/carrying a handgun, police said.

Those charges stem from a June 19 shooting at Noland Village's Court 4, according to the statement of probable cause.

In that incident, two shots were fired toward a group of males at around 7:30 p.m., but no one was injured, according to the statement of probable cause.

A District Court arrest warrant issued June 23 charges Small with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

A District Court bench warrant issued May 14 charges Small with failing to appear for trial on May 14 for an original charge of failing to obey, according to police.

This is the second case this year in which a man wanted by police in Hagerstown was caught in New York.

In July, Karim Ali Ward was arrested in New York City and was returned to Hagerstown, where he was wanted on murder charges in the Dec. 14 shooting death of Carl Anthony Wallace, 28, of Asbury Park, N.J., on North Jonathan Street, police have said.

A Washington County grand jury earlier this month indicted Ward on one count each of first- and second-degree murder, assault and weapons charges.

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