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Howard County police name two shooting suspects arrested Saturday in Columbia

Howard County police arrest two suspects they say shot a man in the leg

Howard County police today named two suspects arrested Saturday who they said had shot a man in the leg.

Police identified the men as Daries Williams, 22, of Joplin Street in Baltimore; and Eric Shird, 24, of Turnabout Lane in Columbia. Police charged Williams with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm in a felony, attempted armed robbery and related charges. Shird was charged with conspiracy to commit attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, drug possession with intent to distribute, and related charges, police said.

Police said they were called to Old Dobbin Road in the Long Reach area of Columbia at about 5:15 p.m. after someone reported a man in the road who had been shot in the leg. Officers arrived and found the victim and located two suspects and a handgun they believe was used in the shooting.

The victim was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center from the parking lot of Long Reach High School — though police said the shooting is unrelated to the school and did not happen on its grounds. Police said Monday the victim was listed in good condition.

Williams and Shird are both being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center.

This story has been updated.

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