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Washington Co. man charged with firing pistol at another

Alex Garcia, last known to live on Linwood Road, remained a fugitive Friday

June 03, 2011
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A Washington County man who remains a fugitive has been charged with firing a pistol at a man as he was pushing a baby carriage with a woman Thursday along Linwood Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

Alex Garcia, 27, last known address of 938 Linwood Road, was charged with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, handgun in a vehicle, handgun used in a commission of a violent crime, handgun on a person and felon in possession of a firearm, sheriff's office Detective Casey Barnes said Friday.

Garcia also was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment.

Barnes said U.S. marshals have joined the hunt for Garcia, who was found guilty in July 2005 of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree in New York City.

Barnes said Friday that authorities believed Garcia was fleeing to New York or New Jersey.

No one was injured when the shooter fired a .22-caliber pistol at the man as he and the woman pushed a baby carriage down the street at about 11 a.m. Thursday near the Hagerstown-Washington County border, Barnes said.

She said the men knew each other and were involved in a fight Wednesday in Court 4 of Noland Village.

The man who allegedly fired the shot fled to his house and drove away in a vehicle, Barnes said.

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— By Dan Dearth 

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