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Hagerstown man held on bond in connection with shooting on Lee Street

April 13, 2012

A city man was being held on $500,000 bond Friday on allegations that he was involved in a shooting Wednesday night on Lee Street in Hagerstown.

Giancarlos Badia, 21, of 272 S. Potomac St. was charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, as well as single counts of using a firearm in a crime of violence and having a handgun on his person.

Badia is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Washington County District Court on May 9.

Hagerstown police arrived at the scene at 10:15 p.m., where they found a spent shell casing and two live rounds. A trail of blood led to the sidewalk in front of Badia’s house, according to the statement of probable cause.

Witnesses told police they saw a man run from the scene, and people leave in a Volvo station wagon, the charging documents said.

The car and three occupants were found at McDonald’s on the Dual Highway, and there were blood stains in the car, the documents said.

Investigators interviewed the trio and learned there had been a fourth person, Eric Shaquille Baymon, in the Volvo, the  documents said.

Baymon was later found and told police he had gone there to sell marijuana to “K.J.,” later identified as Badia. Baymon told police he handed over the marijuana to Badia, who then pulled a handgun on him, the documents said.

Badia fired, but missed, and the two struggled for the gun, the documents said.

The occupants of the car said they heard one or two shots and saw Badia standing over Baymon pulling the trigger, the documents said.

Badia was identified by the car’s occupants from a photo array and was arrested at work on Thursday.

Badia told police Baymon wanted to buy a computer game from him, but that when he showed it to him, it was Baymon who pulled a gun on him. The gun went off as he wrested it from Baymon, and he then pointed it at Baymon’s head, the documents said.

Badia told police he saw a car pull up, and he pointed the gun at it, but it would not fire. Badia said he took the gun home and then gave it to a friend, the documents said.

Police contacted that person who told them he gave it to someone else. He later told police the gun was in a trash can near Cross Street, where it was recovered, the documents said.

Badia later changed his story, telling police he had gone there to sell marijuana to Baymon, but maintained Baymon had pulled the gun on him, the documents said.

Baymon had visible injuries when questioned, and witnesses said Badia was bleeding from the head after the fight, the  documents said.

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