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Man injured in shooting

May 11, 2008

FREDERICK, Md. - A Baltimore man who police said was shot outside a Frederick bar Friday morning was listed in critical condition Saturday night.

Tamir Matthews, 28, was being treated at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Leonard Anthony Petrus, 31, of the 200 block of West Patrick Street in Frederick, was charged with attempted second-degree murder and several other assault and weapons crimes, according to a Frederick Police Department press release.

Matthews was shot in the upper torso and buttocks, police said.

Petrus and Matthews had a confrontation in the first block of South Bentz Street, police said. Petrus fired a handgun multiple times at Matthews, hitting him twice, police said.

Police said they stopped a vehicle shortly after the shooting and Petrus was inside. Two other occupants in the vehicle - a man and a woman - were not involved in the shooting, police said.

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About 1:15 a.m., officers found Matthews injured in front of the Bentz St. Sports Bar.

Police said officers heard gunshots a few minutes earlier while answering an unrelated call two blocks away.

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