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Edgewood man charged in June shooting

An Edgewood man has been charged in connection with a shooting in June and his being held without bail.

On June 27, Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way in Edgewood around 10:10 p.m. for a shooting and found a black man with at least one gunshot wound in his torso, according to police.

On Monday, police charged Charles Robert Pugh, 20, of the 3400 block of Landsdowne Court, with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and the use of a firearm in a felony violent crime.

Pugh's charges stem from the June shooting, Monica Worrell, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's office, said Tuesday, adding the incident is still under investigation.

The victim, 32-year-old Jemar Hurt, of Edgewood, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and initially listed in critical condition, according to police.

At the time, Worrell said police did not believe the shooting was a random act of violence.

Pugh appeared Tuesday afternoon before District Court Judge Susan Hazlett, who continued to hold him without bail at the Harford County Detention Center.

Public Defender Lynne McChrystal said Pugh lives in Edgewood with his stepmother, has been in Harford County for the past six to seven years and graduated from Edgewood High School. She requested for a reduction in his bail.

Assistant State's Attorney Mary Buck asked for him to be held at the detention center, pointing out that he was on probation for robbery and the charges are serious.

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