Two Suspects Charged In Shooting In Frederick

Police are seeking a third suspect.







Frederick, Md (KM). Frederick Police have charged two suspects in connection with a shooting earlier this month. Sirreginald Benton, 23, and Mekhi David, 21, both of Frederick were arrested in separate incidents.

The shooting occurred on February 9th on Pendleton Court, where one man was injured.

Lt. Andrew Alcorn says a silver and gray sedan, which was seen at the shooting,  was spotted on February 12rth in the 100 block of Willowdale Drive by a patrol officer. It was unoccupied. Plain clothes officers with the Street Crimes Unit  set a surveillance. They saw two men return to the vehicle. “Before Street Crimes could move in and detain them, they began to leave the area at a high rate of speed. At which point, the Street Crimes Unit tried to stop them,” Lt. Alcorn says.

He says the suspect vehicle struck an undercover police car, and injuring an officer.

Benton was taken into custody. He’s charged with:

1st degree assault
2nd Degree Assault
Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement
Accessory after the fact (related to 1st Degree Assault)
Handgun on Person
Handgun in Vehicle
Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm
Illegal Possession of Ammunition

The officer who was injured was treated at the scene by medics.

Lt. Alcorn says Davis was taken into custody without incident on February 23rd at the court house, where he had  arrived for an appointment. He’s charged with:

Reckless Endangerment
Use of a Firearm during a Felony
Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm
Illegal Possession of ammunition
Handgun on Person
Loaded Handgun on person
Possession of a Firearm with a prior Felony Conviction
Handgun in Vehicle
Discharge of a Firearm within City Limits

A third suspect is being sought, according to Alcorn. “There’s at least one additional shooter that’s involved in this. We are looking for the community’s help in identifying the shooter,” he says. The suspect was seen leaving the areas if a black SUV. “That is really all the further that we have at this point,” Alcorn.

Anyone who has information which could help in this investigation is asked to contact Frederick Police. They can leave a voicemail at 301-600-TIPS (8477); or they can send a text message to 240-674-TIPS (8477). Tips can be sent by e-mail to [email protected].


By Kevin McManus