Perry Hall man charged in Monday night shooting death

Parkville resident Sahmir Pasha Tahlib Smokes, 20, has been charged with first degree murder connected to the Monday night shooting of 20-year-old Nygel Allen-Lee Simmons on Stillmeadow Road in Parkville.

Baltimore County police have charged a Perry Hall man with first degree murder after they say he shot another man because of “an ongoing dispute" Monday evening.

The victim of the shooting has been identified as 20-year-old Nygel Allen-Lee Simmons. Officers who responded to Stillmeadow Road near Dunfield Road on Monday and found Simmons suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body, police said.


Police began lifesaving procedures, but Simmons was pronounced dead at the scene by medics, police said.

Police said Sahmir Pasha Tahlib Smokes, 20, of the unit block of Bernadotte Court, approached Simmons’ car, parked on Stillmeadow Road at 6:30 p.m., and shot him while he sat inside the vehicle.


Smokes then allegedly fled the scene. Police say he was seen leaving the area in a vehicle that had been parked on Arwell Court.

County police found that vehicle at South and Baltimore streets in Baltimore Monday evening, and arrested Smokes and the driver of the vehicle.

The driver was released after police determined the driver did not know about Simmons’ death, police said.

Smokes is being held at the county detention center awaiting a bail hearing.

For the record

The original article stated Smokes was from Parkville. He's from Perry Hall.