Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting in Funkstown

Shooting happened after a fight

Funkstown, Md. (DG) – A Hagerstown man has been charged in connection with a shooting in Funkstown last month.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has charged 38-year-old Raoul Smith with two counts of attempted 1st degree murder, two counts of attempted 2nd degree murder, illegal possession of a firearm, and malicious destruction of property.

After reviewing security footage from the area on May 15, 2018, detectives determined the shooting stemmed from a fight that started at Joker’s Bar and Grill on W. Baltimore St. in Funkstown.

The video shows Smith firing four rounds from a handgun while chasing a van. No one was injured, but police say the van was struck.

Smith is currently being held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center.

–Dianah Gibson