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Man shot Downtown

Cops say man was in dispute over bicycle

Cops say man was in dispute over bicycle

January 09, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

HAGERSTOWN

A Hagerstown man was shot twice in the head Sunday night during a dispute over a bicycle in the first block of North Locust Street, according to Hagerstown Police.

David Webb, 18, was shot about 5:30 p.m. and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was in serious condition late Sunday, a nursing supervisor there said.

Hagerstown Police Sgt. Tim Wolford said officers had made no arrests by late Sunday, but they had interviewed witnesses and had descriptions of two men believed to be involved in the shooting.

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Hagerstown Police Sgt. Paul Kifer said one of the men was described as a dark-skinned black man, 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a stocky build. The man might go by the street name "Twenty" or "Twenties" and he might be a Baltimore resident, Kifer said.

The other man was described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic man and taller and thinner than the first, Kifer said. He might go by the street name, "Jigga Mo" or "Gigolo," and he also might be from Baltimore, Kifer said.

Kifer said officers do not know why the men were in Hagerstown.

Police said Webb saw two men walking south on North Locust Street, near its intersection with East Franklin Street, with what appeared to be his bicycle. He approached the men and they began arguing about the bicycle, which had been stolen days before, police said.

Wolford said at least one of the men fired three shots at Webb. One shot missed Webb, but the other two struck him in the head, Wolford said.

Webb and the men were standing near each other, and the bullets were fired at close range, Wolford said.

Police did not believe Webb knew the men who shot him.

"It appears he just recognized the bike," Wolford said.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit and a Maryland State Police bloodhound were called to the scene. The dogs helped officers search several nearby streets and alleys.

Hagerstown Police were questioning people along Locust Street who matched the descriptions of the men believed to be involved in the shooting.

Police tape surrounded a small portion of Locust Street, near The Fraternal Order of Eagles at 18 N. Locust St.

Access to North Locust Street from East Franklin Street was restricted for several hours while police searched the area and gathered evidence.

Police are offering a monetary reward for a positive identification of the men believed to be involved in the shooting. Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700.

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