Frederick Man Arrested For Fatal Shooting Near Walkersville


27-year-old Jordan Hooks was taken into custody by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Frederick, Md. (DG) – The Frederick County Sheriffs Office has arrested a man for the shooting death of 19-year-old Jaemari Anderson on September 6, 2020.

On Friday evening 27-year-old Jordan Hooks was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder.

Detectives determined that Anderson and Hooks were close friends and were at Hooks’ house smoking marijuana together on September 6th.

Police obtained a search warrant for Hooks’ residence on Waterview Court. Anderson’s cell phone and other personal things were found in the home. Videos from Hooks’cell phone shows him holding and waving what appeared to be handguns.

Detectives learned that on September 6th there had been a argument between Anderson and several others in Hooks’ basement. This led to Hooks and Anderson agreeing to a physical fight.

When Anderson left the room, Hooks pulled a handgun from the couch, believed to be the same one from the video, and put it in his waistband.The group left the basement and headed toward the walking path in Waterside.

Police report witnesses and neighbors heard a single gunshot and people fleeing the area. A single shell casing was found within a few feet of the victim.

Police say this is still an active homicide investigation.