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Police seek suspect in downtown shooting

January 14, 2006|BY MARLO BARNHART

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for one of two suspects in connection with the Sunday shooting of a teenager in downtown Hagerstown, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

Steven Jones, 18, is charged in the warrant with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, handgun on person, use of a handgun in commission of a felony, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and minor (under age 21) in possession of a firearm.

Jones' address and current whereabouts are unknown, but police believe both he and the second suspect in the shooting are from Baltimore.

Jones was released from the Washington County Detention Center on Dec. 27 after serving 55 days of an eight-month sentence for possession of illegal drugs, according to records in Washington County District Court. The Jan. 8 shooting occurred less than two weeks after Jones' release.

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The shooting victim, David Webb, 18, of Hagerstown, was in fair condition at Washington County Hospital two days after the shooting. There was no record of Webb being a patient at the hospital on Friday.

Hagerstown Police said Webb was shot twice in the head Sunday at 5:19 p.m. in the first block of North Locust Street during an argument over a bicycle. The weapon, which has not been recovered, is believed to be a small-caliber handgun.

Jones is described as black, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall with a stocky build, and wearing a white or tan winter coat. His street name is "Twenty" or "Twenties."

The second suspect is described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic man and slightly taller than Jones. He last was seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, police said. The man might go by the street name "Gig-a-mo" or "Gigolo."

Anyone with information on Jones' whereabouts or the identity of the second suspect may call the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.

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