LA PLATA, Md. (March 22, 2013)The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following report regarding an attempted murder in Waldorf on Thursday.
On March 21 at 3 p.m., officers responded to the 2800 block of Lyon Court in Waldorf for the report of a shooting that occurred nearby. Upon arrival, officers found a 23-year-old man inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body. The victim was transported to a hospital and admitted with serious injuries. An investigation revealed the victim and his friend, 21, were originally in the area of Wingate Court to make a drug transaction with three males who were known to them. During the transaction, which occurred inside the victim's car, one of the males pulled a gun and fired multiple shots, striking the victim; his friend was not injured. The victim was able to drive to Lyon Court where police and medical personnel responded.
Patrol officers obtained suspect information and established a perimeter. A police K-9 team responded and, during a track, recovered evidence which may be linked to the case. The suspects were quickly located inside a house on Wedgewood Place and arrested without incident. Anthony Deandre Dance, 18; Jermaine Marquette Hagen, Jr., 21; and Jalen Donte Kirk, 17 (charged as an adult), all of Waldorf, were charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, unlawful possession of a handgun, attempted robbery, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. All three suspects were remanded to the detention center.