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Alleged Edgewood shooter held without bail; brother's bail set at $50K

Alleged Edgewood shooter held without bail; brother's bail set at $50K
Walter Clark, 24, left, and Eric McEady, 22, both of Arum Court in Edgewood were arrested Saturday. Clark remains held without bail while a District Court judge ordered McEady's bail set at $50,000. (Courtesy photos)

One of the two brothers charged in connection with a shooting Friday evening in Edgewood is being held at the Harford County Detention Center without bail, while a judge set bail of $50,000 for the other.

Walter Clark, 24, and Eric McEady, 22, both of the 500 block of Arum Court in Edgewood, appeared by closed circuit television before Harford District Court Judge David Carey Monday afternoon from the detention center.

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Clark, charged with shooting Langston Clark Guinn, 23, of the 2900 block of Ancon Court in Edgewood, is being held without bail. He turned himself into police at the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct about an hour and a half after the shooting.

Clark is charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, altering physical evidence, having a handgun on his person and in his vehicle, and use of a handgun in a violent crime, according to court records.

Carey said he is concerned because Clark, an Edgewood High graduate, has ties to North Carolina, where he is a student at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

“He has no record, he’s a young man, it’s a very unfortunate situation,” Carey said.

McEady, who allegedly appeared after the shot was fired at Guinn, was initially held without bail before Carey set it at $50,000 bail at Monday’s hearing. McEady posted bail later that day, according to electronic court records. Carey imposed a curfew on McEady, a student at Harford Community College, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

He is charged with three counts of accessory after a crime, altering physical evidence, having a handgun on his person and use of a handgun in a violent crime, according to court records.

McEady, who has lived in Harford County for nine years, has no convictions, failures to appear or violations of probation on his record, Public Defender Steve Hackett said. He also noted that much of the police account of the incident comes from a doorbell video that was active.

Assistant State's Attorney Megan Lintott told Carey that McEady’s role was in the incident was not clear, but she was concerned because when police searched his home, they found a number of magazines and ammunition, “proof he owns a handgun” no one could find documentation for.

Sheriff’s deputies were called around 7:30 p.m. Friday to the 400 block of Silverside Road in Edgewood for a report of shots fired.

When they arrived, deputies found a man lying on the ground next to a 2014 Scion tC, which had just collided with a parked vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

Guinn was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper body and was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in serious condition Tuesday afternoon.

Guinn was in the 500 block of Arum Court when Clark exited the Scion. He and Guinn began fighting and Clark allegedly shot Guinn once in the upper torso, police said.

At some point during the fight, McEady approached the area to assist Clark, according to police.

After the shooting, Guinn got in the Scion, which Clark had previously been operating, and tried to flee the area, police said.

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