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Teen charged in Elgin Station shooting

October 21, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

HAGERSTOWN - A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and several related charges in connection with the Sept. 18 shooting of a 21-year-old man at Elgin Station, according to a press release from the Hagerstown Police Department.

Travon Rakim Brown, aka Rock, of 404 N. Prospect St. in Hagerstown, was charged with two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Brown also was charged with reckless endangerment, wearing and carrying a handgun, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and minor in possession of a regulated firearm, according to the release.

On Sept. 18 about 8 p.m., Brown allegedly shot Quinton Randall Robinson, 21, at Elgin Station, at 40 Elgin Blvd., according to the release. Robinson and Brown were arguing before shots were fired, according to the release.

A 17-year-old boy, whose name was not released, also was fired upon, but not injured, according to the release.

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Robinson was treated at Washington County Hospital, then transferred to a Baltimore hospital for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Police issued a warrant for Brown's arrest at the time of the shooting. Brown was taken into police custody Thursday about 12:10 a.m. in the 900 block of Main Avenue, according to the release. He allegedly was seen trying to get into a house in that block while officers were conducting surveillance of that area, according to the release.

Brown allegedly was carrying a loaded 45-caliber handgun at the time of his arrest, according to the release.

Brown was being held Friday without bond at the Washington County Detention Center, a jail spokeswoman said.

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