Baltimore man arrested in Abingdon in connection with city triple shooting, murder in March

A Baltimore man was arrested on a warrant in Abingdon Wednesday morning in connection with a triple shooting in Baltimore in March that left one person dead, according to the Baltimore Police Department.

Deshawn Richardson, 19, of the 3200 block of Belmont Avenue in Baltimore, was arrested on a warrant around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in connection with a shooting in the 3800 block of 8th Street in the Brooklyn area of the city on March 25, which left Johniece Sheppard dead and two other people injured, said Det. Sgt. Sarah E. Connolly, spokesperson for Baltimore Police Department.

Richardson was arrested in the 4000 block of Timothy Avenue in Abingdon, where he was staying with an associate, Connolly said.

Eight units from the Harford County Sheriff's Office assisted Baltimore Police in the arrest, Edward Hopkins, spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office, said.

Richardson was charged with first- and second-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first- and second-degree assault and handgun related charges.

According to the police report, Baltimore police responded to a report of a shooting around 10:32 p.m.

Officers found Sheppard on the floor in the front living room "unresponsive suffering from apparent gunshot wounds," according to the police report. Sheppard was pronounced dead on the scene.

Another shooting victim was found on a couch with gunshot wounds and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, according to the police report.

According to the police report, a third victim, who ran, suffered from gunshot wounds to the face and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Eight .45 caliber casings were found on the scene, according to the police report.

Another man, Laser Womack, 27, was previously arrested and charged in connection with the March 26 shooting, according to Connolly, who said Womack has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and handgun violations.

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