Suspect Arrested In Hagerstown Shooting

Police say he’s  a juvenile charged as an adult.


Hagerstown, Md (KM) Hagerstown Police have arrested a juvenile in connection with a shooting Wednesday night. Christopher Love, Jr. 17, is charged as an adult with attempted 2nd-degree murder, 1st-degree assault, 2nd degree assault, malicious destruction of property, having a handgun on his person, possession of a firearm by a minor, illegal possession of ammunition, illegal possession of a regulated firearm and the use of a firearm in a crime of violence.

Authorities say Love is charged following the shooting which occurred in the 500 block of George Street. Officers responded to that area shortly after 7:00 PM on Wednesday  for a shots fired incident, and found evidence that a firearm had been discharged. .

As officers were securing the scene, a man appeared at the Meritus Medical Center with gunshot wounds. The individual who was shot remains at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There were no other injuries, and police say this incident appears to be a targeted event.

In addition to one person shot, three unoccupied vehicles were   damaged by gunfire.

Anyone who has additional information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Dietz at 301-790-3700, extension 253.



By Kevin McManus