From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
[February 1, 2013, Edgewood, MD] — On January 31, 2013 at 10:36 p.m., Harford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 1600 block of Candlewood Court in Edgewood.
Upon arriving, deputies located two male subjects in a field in the Cunion Recreational Park, which is adjacent to Candlewood Court. The victims were identified as Michael Wayne Kearins, 17, and Christopher Thomas Cousins, 18, both of the 1900 block Harewood Road, Edgewood, Maryland.
Cousins was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Medivac where his condition is listed as guarded and he is expected to survive his injuries. Kearins was transported by ambulance to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Preliminary information provided to deputies was that both young men were in the Cunion Recreational Park when they were approached by several suspects who shot both young men multiple times. Neither victim could provide a description of the suspects. Investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers or Harford Crime Solvers. Callers can remain anonymous. Qualifying tips submitted to the tip lines below that lead to a conviction may be eligible for up to $ 2,000 in rewards.
Website/Email: Submit a tip online at http://www.harfordsheriff.org/wanted
Text message: Metro Crime Stoppers; Text “CRIMES” (274637), begin the message “MCS,” then add the information.
Phone: Harford Crime Solvers; Call 1-888-540-8477
If the crook had registered his stolen gun this would not have happened.
Tried and Frustrated says
If the law required the crook have a permit to carry his handgun outside of his house, he would never have committed murder. Oh, wait…
If the law required the crook have a permit to keep a handgun in his home, he would have never committed murder. That’s the ticket! All crime in Edgewood will quickly grind to a halt and we can go back to worrying about Bel Air Walmart drama and people going through the drive-thru in reverse.
Maybe I should run for governor…
Neon Dion says
Maybe you should stop being a jerk-off.
…and people like you are the exact reason this problem exists. FREE THE CRIMINALS! THEY ARE MERELY VICTIMS OF THE SOCIETY THEY GREW UP IN!
BAN ASSAULT SOCIETIES!
FREE PHONES FOR EVERYONE!
HE IS NOT AT FAULT! HE IS A JUVENILE! HE WAS THINKING LIKE A CHILD.
He was not being a jerk-off, Neon, it is called sarcasm – and it is very effective when used appropriately – like here.
Fed up says
How many rounds were fired? Hundreds? Dozens? Hmmm – FBI says the average number in crimes like this is between 2 and 3. So how exactly does limiting a magazine capacity stop this? Oh, that’s right – it doesn’t! Another useless loss of life. Now we’ll wait for the details – keep a close eye on the assailant’s history – I’m guessing he wasn’t a Boy Scout or Altar Boy.
Luther Lingus says
Harford County please flatten edgewood with heavy equipment and run those criminals back to Baltimore City. We don’t need the crack dealers, drug users, gang-bangers and armed criminals any longer. The great experiment has failed.
dont forget Jersey….a lot of the mess goen on in Edgewood is now coming from gang bangers from Jersey tryen to set up shop in parts of Edgewood now!! so now you have dealers from Balto and Jersey mixing with eachother!!
Change?!?!?! HAHAHAHA says
Great, so we have Snookie, JWOW and Double D Dawg Money Fool Yo G on the corners. Very safe.
My lil cuz didn’t come home last night & he is not answering his phone please lord don’t let 1 of these boys be him & pray 4 both family’s no matter the out come
O yes his name is Javonta Singleton he is 17 if u no him or here from him tell him 2 call home please or reply thanks
They have released the names, and that is not one of them. Check out WBAL.com. I hope your cousin comes home safely!
Funny how when you see “Edgewood” in a headline, it is accompanied by “Shooting”.
Guess all that “change” was good to bring the inner city to the suburbs, thanks for all the Government Housing Benefits to “those in need”. Like when you drive through the street and see a house in shambles, kids in clothes that are too small and filthy, and a dude in a wife-beater polishing the 24″ spinners on his DUBBED Escalade.
Luther had it right, can we start over again?
What about the landlords who are making a nice profit from Federal Funds…. are they ever gonna step forward and show their face. What about making them responsible as well. Do they have any accountability for who they rent to?? The owners are just as guilty!!!!! Its a disgusting circle that revolves around money=greed, politics, ignorance, criminals, and hatred! The only way to address the issue is to pull the covers off of everyone. Talking trash about where the scum is migrating from is absolutely pointless…….
Well, in light of the “feel good” federal and state laws, the “Scum Lords” are not permitted to pick and choose who their tenants are. They are not allowed to discriminate based on age, color, sex, etc…etc…etc…
How are the owners guilty at that point? If they REFUSE to rent to these people, then the next thing you know Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are out creating a stir in the Edgewood neighborhoods because of “housing discrimination”.
No, it is not pointless to point out where the scum is coming from. It is a fact that as housing became more affordable thanks, in large part, to the programs created by the Obama Administration – the people left the city in droves, and into Edgewood (and other areas). So when you think about what caused the inner-city to turn to crap, and those same mentalities and personalities are moving to the more suburban areas, they are bringing their attitudes and thug-like tendencies with them.
Correct but they can choose based on income and financial factors. They don’t!
Robin Hood says
Graduates of Jesse Bane’s Hug-a-Thug program?
Gee thanks says
Not everyone can afford to live in Bel Air and Forest Hill….I live in Edgewood but don’t consider myself a thug, gang-banger, criminal or uneducated. Please stop putting “Edgewood people” as a stereo-type. I’m white, have a college education and a full time job. Pretty sure there are criminals all over Harford County. Sure, there are more cases of welfare and poverty in Edgewood….that’s the governments fault for not holding the Housing Authority accountable by spreading out people who are on section 8!
Don’t spread Section 8 out, I like to have a limited number of enclaves to avoid after dark.
so true i all so have a collage education and live in edgewood just cause i felt to live in edgewood dont mean that iam a thug.i grew up in meadowood and never acted live these fools today
This must be the Queen’s English…cause I can’t understand a word of it.
Big Toe says
What “collage” did you go to?
Maybe it was an education in making collages. It certainly wasn’t an education in English.
sick of rude-ass people judging all in 21040 says
I have nothing constructive to say except a big F YOU to everyone who insists we’re all welfare-sucking, gun toting, gang-banging thugs in Edgewood. I work full time, I’m a critical care nurse. I pay taxes. I went to college and I’m continuing my education. I’m married to my babydaddy and my kids are good kids. Guess what?? There are bad people in Fallston, Pylesville, Jarretsville, etc. Get over yourselves!
There are bad people everywhere…true. But get used to it, Edgewood is home to the largest portion of sh*theads in Harford County. If it’s not Aberdeen, it is Edgewood. Plain, simple, fact…You can complain all you want but it is what it is.
Yeah, saying “F YOU” is real “constructive”, isn’t it?
And nobody in Pylesville, etc., needs to “get over themselves”….we need the thugs along the Route 40 corridor in this County to behave themselves or move back to the urban paradise they came from.
The fact that you used, “I’m married to my babydaddy…” and “rude-ass” says it all.
While there may just be “bad” people everywhere, how often are you seeing “Idiots Shoot Each Other in Pylesville”, or whatever other city than “Edgewood”. Hell, even Aberdeen has been relatively quiet compared to EW.
Didn’t Channey shoot his friend in the woods? BTW Bel Air seems to have kids shoot their parents!
Technically I think they were in an open field.
“They” meaning Cheney and his hunting buddies
Casual Observer says
Man, and to think, years and years ago everyone having a good ol’time riding their dirt bikes at Edgewood Raceway would have never envisioned that area to become what it has.
The government local,state or federal only care about the citizens at election time. This is a fact for 200 years. Obama could care a less about Chicago, Omalley Baltimore,(he is chasing the white house). The harford county government is only worried about where they are eating lunch? No B.S. Edgewood is just as Harlem in the 50’s(smaller scale). The urban dwellers were leaving the city for a better life and they took their social problems with them. One peice of rotten fruit can ruin the basket. Baltimore officials loved this because we now have Canton and Johns Hopkins has student housing. Think before you point the governments have created this and each county has it. The process is risk managment which they expect these behaviors. Edgewood is contained. There are some great dedicated people in Edgewood.
Wow I’m so pleased to see that everyone is focusing on what matters… Two young men were SHOT. Get that through your skulls. You’re turning a shooting into more support for your argument. These young men deserve more respect than that. Get the hell off this article; go debate on another forum.
I totally agree Lisa, where is the sympathy for the gang that has permanently lost one of its affiliates and temporary lost another. What about the poor drug dealer that was going to meet these young men, he has suffered lost wages and probably has child support to pay. On top of that, another young thug will eventually spend a large portion of his life for this shooting. The remaining Cousins’ family members currently serving time in jail will be down a visitor for awhile and unable to retaliate until their release. We absolutely should be considering these important losses.
Heather Kearins says
Javontay singleton is one of the 3 mother f—ers who was involved in the murder of my little brother Michael Kearins.. two of these people aren’t being charged and he is one of them.. Karma is a b-tch believe that.. Also judgement day from God will be all the punishment these little bastards deserve.. mean come on they killed a KID