From the Maryland State Police:
ABERDEEN, MD) – One man is being treated for gunshot wounds and another is being questioned by Maryland State Police while investigators continue to search several locations for evidence in connection with a shooting that occurred late last night in Harford County.
Suspect one is the man who was shot. He is a 37-year-old from Aberdeen, Md. The preliminary investigation indicates he was breaking down the door to enter the apartment and confront the occupants when he was shot, so he is not being identified at this time due to potential criminal charges. He is currently undergoing treatment at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Suspect two is the man currently in Maryland State Police custody. He is a 38-year-old from Havre de Grace, Md. The preliminary investigation indicates he may have shot the Aberdeen man, so he is not being identified at this time due to potential criminal charges. He is being questioned by State Police Homicide Unit investigators at the Bel Air Barrack.
Later this morning, State Police investigators will brief officials at the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office on their investigation. A determination will be made after consultation with prosecutors regarding charges to be filed against either suspect.
The investigation began shortly before 11:30 p.m. yesterday, when a 911 call was received at the Bel Air Barrack from a person who reported hearing what sounded like gunshots at a nearby apartment. Troopers responded to an upstairs apartment at the rear of a two-story house divided into four apartments in the 3300-block of Churchville Road, Aberdeen.
When troopers arrived, they found suspect two standing in the parking area with his hands in the air. He was taken into custody without incident.
At about the same time, officers from the Aberdeen Police Department were dispatched to a gas station on West Bel Air Avenue. When they arrived, they found suspect one in his car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He told officers he had been shot by suspect two. EMS personnel were called and the man was transported to the Shock Trauma Center.
State Police investigators from the Homicide Unit and the Bel Air Barrack spent the night interviewing neighbors and obtaining search warrants. State Police crime scene technicians continue to process several locations this morning. A gun was recovered from the backyard of the apartment house where the shooting occurred. The gun will be taken to the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory for analysis.
The preliminary investigation indicates suspect one came to the apartment of suspect two and began banging on and kicking the door. Witnesses heard suspect one yelling that he knew a female, apparently his former girlfriend, was in the apartment with suspect two. Within moments, witnesses heard gunshots and all three people left the apartment.
A 30-year-old female from Abingdon who is believed to have been in the apartment at the time of the shooting has been located by State Police. She is also being questioned by investigators.
The investigation is continuing. Additional information will be provided when charges are filed.