BY KAYLA BAWROSKI, firstname.lastname@example.org
4:28 PM EDT, May 10, 2012
An Edgewood man has been charged in connection with a triple shooting in the Edgewater Village community Tuesday night.
Jamar Jefferson, 28, of the 1700 block of Judy Way, was charged Wednesday with the use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, three counts of attempted second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment.
Two people with gunshot wounds were taken by ambulance from the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive in Edgewood to area hospitals Tuesday night. A third person who was shot was taken to a hospital by family members, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies first responded to Edgewater Drive shortly after 8 p.m. for a report of shots fired, according to sheriff's office spokesperson Monica Worrell. There were two victims, both males, found at the scene with gunshot wounds, she added.
Derek Burgess, 42, was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, and Martin Bradley, 25, was to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, also by ambulance, Worrell said.
As of Thursday morning, Bradley had been released from the hospital and Burgess was still at Bayview in critical but stable condition, with two gunshot wounds to his torso, according to Worrell.
Shortly after the first two victims were transported from the scene, deputies received a call that a third gunshot victim had been taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by family members.
Investigators later determined that William Coles, 37, was shot in the incident on Edgewater Drive. Coles also has since been released from the hospital, according to Worrell.
Further investigation showed that a group of people was at the rear of the residence that night, Worrell said Thursday morning. According to witness statements, after the shooting and before the medical transport arrived, Burgess stated that Jefferson had shot him over past issues, she added.
Jefferson was also seen running from the scene after the shooting, Worrell said, explaining that investigators believe the shooting is not drug- or gang-related but is connected to a previous dispute involving some of the parties.
At Jefferson's bail review hearing in Bel Air Thursday, District Court Judge Susan Hazlett continued to hold him without bail at the Harford County Detention Center, saying she considers Jefferson a danger to the community.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the sheriff's office Det. Chris Sergent, 410-836-5428, or submit tips anonymously through Metro Crime Stoppers, Worrell said.