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Warrant obtained in connection with Hagerstown ride-by shooting

September 30, 2011
  • Lanell Weeks
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HAGERSTOWN — Police have obtained an arrest warrant for attempted second-degree murder against a city man who allegedly fired a shot Thursday from his bicycle at a motorist in downtown Hagerstown.

Lanell Weeks, 32, of 15 W. Franklin St., Apt. 3, in Hagerstown was also charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a handgun in commission of a felony, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and handgun on his person, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department.

Police said they were unable to find Weeks following a search of his home and other buildings. He was still on the run Friday, and should be considered armed and dangerous, the release said.

Witnesses told police that a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse was pulling out of the parking lot at T-R Tire Center at 117 W. Franklin St. shortly before noon when a man approached from the east on a bicycle and fired a shot at the driver, Lt. Paul Kifer said Thursday.

Kifer said the alleged shooter then turned around and rode up Jonathan Street on the bicycle.

Neither the car nor the intended victim was hit, Kifer said.

Police said they believe the incident was an isolated case involving the shooter and the victim.

Anyone with information may contact Hagerstown Police at 301-790-3700, or e-mail crimetip@hagerstownpd.org.

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