It was a violent two days in Harford County with three men wounded on back to back days in shootings in areas that have long struggled with violent crime, drug trafficking and gang activity, but police say the two incidents, which happened fewer than eight miles apart in Perrywood and Edgewood, do not appear to be related.
In the most recent shooting, Harford County sheriff's deputies arrived Wednesday in the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive around 10:30 p.m. to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound.
Jerron Michael Brown, 28, of the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive, had been shot once in the torso, according to Monica Worrell, public information officer with the sheriff's office.
Brown was taken by Joppa Magnolia Fire Company ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment.
He was in critical, but stable condition Thursday morning.
There is no known suspect in the shooting, and it was unclear Thursday whether the incident was gang or drug related, according to Worrell.
Brown has a criminal record, including convictions for assault, possession of marijuana and possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Detective Phil Golden at 410-836-5430 or Detective Greg MacGillivary at 410-836-5003
Police believe retaliation may be the motive behind Tuesday evening's double shooting in a crime-ridden community south of Aberdeen that sent two men to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
An arrest warrant has been issued in the case for Michael Anthony Mack, 44, of the 200 block of Mayberry Drive in the Perrywood Garden Apartments.
The shooting was the first this week and the second violent incident in the Perrywood complex in the last six weeks.
Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, police found one man, Tyrell Polley, 21, who was shot in the upper torso. He was found in the 300 block of Mayberry Drive and was taken by ambulance to the shock trauma center, Worrell said.
Polley had requested that no information be released, but Wednesday he was listed in stable condition.
Witnesses at the scene told sheriff's deputies a second man had been shot and taken to a hospital, Worrell said. They started checking local hospitals and found David Malcom Jamal Dudley, 23, who had been shot in the torso, at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace.
Dudley was subsequently taken to shock trauma, where he was in stable condition early Wednesday morning. He was not listed in shock trauma's database later Wednesday morning.
Police said Mack, the man for whom the warrant has been issued, was robbed earlier in the day, and he believed Dudley and Polley were the robbers.
Anyone with information about Mack's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the sheriff's office at 410-838-6600.
Anyone with information about the who wants to remain anonymous may report information through the following: Qualifying tips that lead to a conviction may be eligible for up to $2,000 in rewards. Submit a tip online at http://www.harfordsheriff.org/wanted; text MCS then your message to "CRIMES" (274637) to leave a tip with Metro Crime Stoppers or call Harford Crime Solvers, 1-888-540-8477.
In an incident Aug. 24 in Perrywood, a 31-year-old New York man, Patrick Pollard, was pistol-whipped at about 11 p.m. by three men with whom Pollard was arguing. Pollard was taken to shock trauma. Police at the time said it was unclear about the basis of the argument.