Marcus Deon Longus is currently not in custody.
Hagerstown police have charged a Hagerstown man in the shooting death of another man over the weekend during a birthday party at a Guilford Avenue home.
Marcus Deon Longus, 18, of 1036 Ross St. in Hagerstown, is not in custody. He was charged in a warrant with one count each of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, firearm use in commission of a violent crime and handgun on person, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.
Lt. Tom Langston said Thursday that the warrant was issued Wednesday night.
“We’re not sure where he is,” Langston said.
Antonio Michael Joyner, 25, of Walkersville, Md., was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown after being shot during a birthday party over the weekend at 730 Guilford Ave.
Police said Officer Derek Marshall was on patrol shortly after 12 a.m. Sunday when he saw a large crowd outside the home. When Marshall stopped to investigate, he discovered that a shooting had occurred and found Joyner lying in the kitchen with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
Marshal performed CPR on Joyner and called for an ambulance.
Police said an investigation determined that at least 20 people were at the party when a single shot was fired from a handgun after a fight broke out.
Joyner’s body was taken to Baltimore for an autopsy.
Longus pleaded guilty in May 2011 to hindering police in the accidental shooting of his younger brother on Sept. 27, 2010.
Mario Longus, then 2, shot himself in the chest with a stolen handgun in the Little Elliott Drive apartment where their family lived. The boy was paralyzed as a result of the shooting.
The gun used in the shooting was removed from the apartment and found at a nearby playground.
Although he was 16 at the time, Marcus Longus was charged as an adult. He was sentenced to one year in jail, with all but 191 days of time served suspended, The Herald-Mail has reported.