Shooting suspect spotted

September 28, 2004|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

HAGERSTOWN - A man police believe was responsible for an early August shooting near the Washington County Administration Building in downtown Hagerstown was in the Hagerstown area as recently as last week, a Hagerstown Police Department sergeant said Monday.

He said investigators were waiting for two witnesses to identify the man before filing any charges.

Sgt. Curtis Wood said police received information that a New York City man to whom investigators want to speak in connection with an Aug. 4 shooting was in Hagerstown within the last week.

Wood declined to release additional information about the man. He said investigators did not know the motive for the shooting.

Wood said investigators showed several witnesses the man's photograph and plan to have the remaining witnesses review the picture by week's end.


"We're waiting on two of the witnesses to identify and, hopefully, we'll be good to go," Wood said.

Arnold M. Davis, of New York City, was shot in the foot after he was approached by a man while walking with a friend in Wareham Alley, between West Franklin Street and West Washington Street. The shots rang out a few feet from the rear of Waypoint Bank and the Washington County Administration Building.

Davis was treated at Washington County Hospital and released the next day.

Police said the man believed to have been driving the car the shooter was seen in following the shooting was taken into custody less than an hour after the incident during a traffic stop in the 500 block of South Burhans Boulevard.

Rasheen N. Henry, 24, of 464 Mitchell Ave. in Hagers- town, was charged with accessory after the fact to attempted second-degree murder, handgun in vehicle and two counts of second-degree assault, according to court records.

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