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Hagerstown police see connection between stabbing, shooting

October 26, 2011|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — City police now say there is a connection between an Oct. 6 stabbing and an Oct. 17 shooting in downtown Hagerstown.

“We do believe they are connected,” Sgt. Jim Hurd said Wednesday.

On Oct. 6 Malik Scott of Hagerstown was stabbed three times in the torso and back in an assault that began when he and Kenyon Bey were approached by a male and female riding bicycles on the 100 block of North Burhans Boulevard, according to charging documents.

The female approached Kenyon Bey with a knife, and Bey punched her, the documents said.

Bey and Scott fled on foot, but the male stabbed Scott near the intersection of George and High streets, the documents said.

On Monday, Oct. 17, an 18-year-old man was shot on the corner of Jonathan Street and Wellers Alley, police said.

“We’re still not releasing his name, only because there is a fear for his safety if we release it,” Hurd said.

However, on Oct., 18, police charged Colin Wesley Williams, 18, of 821 W. Washington St., with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses for the Oct. 6 stabbing, according to charging documents for Williams.

Williams was unable to make a bond-review hearing on Thursday, Oct. 20, because he was hospitalized with unspecified medical problems.

He had recovered enough to be in the Washington County Detention Center by Monday and participated by closed-circuit television in a bond hearing before District Court Judge Dana Moylan Wright.

Wright set Williams’ bond at $750,000.

Police are still looking for the shooter in the Oct. 17 incident and have issued an arrest warrant for Dennis Marshall Jr., 16, of Hagerstown.

“He’s still in the wind, and we are actively pursuing leads as they come in,” Hurd said Wednesday.

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