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Hagerstown man charged in shooting of 18-year-old

March 28, 2007|by KAREN HANNA

A 19-year-old man was in jail Tuesday night on charges that he shot a teenager several times in the legs early Sunday.

Raymond Garfield Campbell III, whose last known address was 1009A Noland Drive, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and weapons violations, court records show.

A charging document states that Hagerstown Police Department officers responded to the 900 block of Lanvale Street at 1:13 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired. The victim, who was treated at Washington County Hospital, said he was shot by a man named "Uno," and he identified Campbell from a photo array.

According to the document, a detective saw a vehicle registered to Campbell allegedly fleeing the scene of the shooting.

Sgt. Paul Kifer said the victim, 18-year-old Gregg Hamms, gave police both Hagerstown and Greencastle, Pa., addresses. He said he was not sure how many times Hamms was shot, but Hamms had five wounds.

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Sgt. Jim Hurd said the victim was found in a vehicle in the 300 block of West Antietam Street. Someone was taking him to the hospital when police stopped the vehicle and called for an ambulance.

Kifer said the shooting seemed to stem from an incident a few weeks ago.

"We don't know the nature of the actual incident three or four weeks ago," Kifer said.

A Washington County Detention Center deputy said late Tuesday that Campbell was being held on $750,000 bond.

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