Male shot in Columbia, hospitalized

Howard County police arrested a 40-year-old man on Friday they said shot another man in a Columbia parking lot Thursday night.

Conrad Louis Simpson, 40, has been charged with attempted armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun to commit a felony, and reckless endangerment, police said.

Officers responded at 9:48 p.m. to the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road for a report of a shooting victim. The victim, who police identified as Darnell Rasheen Furby, 21, of Columbia, is in fair condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said Furby was in a parking lot when Simpson approached him, demanded his belongings and shot him. Police said Simpson has no fixed address.

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