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Man wanted in shooting arrested

August 28, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

julieg@herald-mail.com

Hagerstown City Police on Tuesday night returned to Hagerstown a man wanted in a June shooting on East Franklin Street after he was arrested in Montgomery County, Md., police said.

Marcus Jarod Chestnut, 19, whose last known local address was 129 E. Franklin St., Apt. 2, was returned to Hagerstown on Tuesday night and served an arrest warrant charging him with three counts each of attempted murder in the first and second degrees, according to a police statement.

On June 24 at 9:27 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of East Franklin Street for a shooting and found two people shot.

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Melissa Emilcar had a gunshot wound to the leg and Kelvin Baker was shot in the arm and back, police said.

Both were taken to Washington County Hospital and since have been released, police said.

Emilcar, Baker and Raymond Davis were standing near the north side of the street when they were approached by three males and a brief argument began, police said.

At one point, one of the men who approached them pulled a gun and began shooting at the group, police said.

Chestnut also was charged with three counts each of first- and second-degree assault, and one count each of conspiracy to commit attempted murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit attempted murder in the second degree, conspiracy to commit first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun during a violent crime and carrying a handgun on his person, police said.

Chestnut faces possession of controlled dangerous substance charges in Montgomery County. Police there allege they found him in the Rockville, Md., area with marijuana and suspected methamphetamine.

Police still are investigating the shooting.

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