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Police obtain warrant for man in Jonathan Street shooting

June 06, 2007|by ERIN JULIUS

Hagerstown City Police have obtained a warrant for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Christopher Jason Ayala, 23, inside a bar on North Jonathan Street on May 22.

Lt. Mike King said this morning the warrant has been issued for Stephen Lamar Urquhart who remains at large.

Urquhart is described as a 26-year-old black man, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing between 250 and 290 pounds, King said. He has black hair and brown eyes, King said.

Urquhart is originally from New York, but police have no idea where he may be now, King said.

The police investigation is continuing, and more than one arrest is expected, King said.

Ayala was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital after he was shot around 11 p.m. May 22 inside the bar Zipper's.

Twenty to 30 people were inside the bar when Ayala was shot, Sgt. Paul Kifer has told The Herald-Mail.

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Anyone with information about the shooting or Urquhart's whereabouts can call police at 301-790-3700.

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