A Second Arrest In May 15th Shooting In Funkstown

The Sheriff’s Office says more arrests could be made.



Hagerstown, Md (KM) Another suspect has been charged in connection with a shooting last month in Funkstown. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says Antoine Ernest Malone, 27, of Hagerstown, was arrested and charged with two counts each of attempted 1st- and 2nd-degree murder, 1st- and 2nd-degree assault, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property.

He’s being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a no-bond status.

Authorities have already charged Raoul Smith, 38, of Hagerstown,  in connection with the shooting which occurred on May 15th.

Investigators believe the incident resulted from a fight inside Joker’s Bar and Grill on West Baltimore Street in Funkstown. The Sheriff’s Office says video surveillance shows Smith firing four rounds form a handgun while chasing a van. No one was hurt, but the van was struck, deputies say.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing, and more arrests could be made.


By Kevin McManus