Second Suspect Arrested In Homicide In Hagerstown Last Month













The investigation continues.



Hagerstown, Md (KM) A second suspect has been arrested for a fatal shooting in Hagerstown last month. Brock Jerome Smith, 31, of Hagerstwon was apprehended on Monday in Greencastle, Pennsylvania. Hagerstown Police say officers in Greencastle stopped a vehicle at around 12:20 PM and took Smith into custody without incident.

He’s currently being held at the Franklin County, Pennsylvania jail awaiting extradition.

Smith is charged with 1st- and 2nd-degree murder, conspiracy to commit 2nd-degree murder, firearms offenses and other charges in connection with the death of Daynard Johnson. .

On Wednesday night, October 14th, police responded to the 300 block of Henry Avenue between Bethel Street and West North Street for a shooting. They found Johnson along the edge of a street near the Bethel Gardens Community Center. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The first suspect was found in Ocean City on Thursday, October 29th. Alexander Daniel Brooks, 25, was taken into custody by US Marshals. Hagerstown Police went to Ocean City to take Brooks back to Washington County. He’s charged with 1st-degree murder, 2nd-degree murder,  conspiracy to commit 1st- and 2nd-degree murder, and numerous weapons offenses.

Hagerstown Police say this homicide investigation is continuing and more arrests could come.



By Kevin McManus