Two men charged after shooting incident on U.S. 11

July 30, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT -- Two Washington County men were charged Thursday morning after a shot was fired from one moving vehicle at another, according to a Maryland State Police press release.

Derrick L. Harshman, 25, of Clear Spring and Derrick S. Hutzell, 24, of Williamsport, were charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, troopers said.

The shooting was reported at 2:14 a.m. in the Halfway area, troopers said.

Brandon Norris of Williamsport and Gary Breeden Jr. of Boonsboro told troopers the GMC Jimmy they were riding in had been fired upon by a Dodge truck on southbound U.S. 11.

The shooting followed an apparent dispute Wednesday night between the men in the GMC and the men in the Dodge.

Police stopped the Dodge truck on Clear Spring Road near Fenton Avenue and took Harshman and Hutzell into custody.

Norris and Breeden identified Harshman as the shooter, troopers said. The truck was owned and driven by Hutzell, troopers said.


A loaded shotgun belonging to Hutzell and a spent shell casing were found in the Dodge truck, troopers said.

A Washington County District Court commissioner set bail for Hutzell and Harshman at $100,000 each.

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