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April 16, 2013

Man nabbed in city shooting

Suspect, 25, being held on $150,000 bond

CUMBERLAND — One man was injured and a second man was arrested by police following a shooting incident Monday evening on Independence Street, according to the C3I Unit and Cumberland Police.

The victim, 24-year-old Rodricus Wilkes, was injured at about 6:35 p.m. in an altercation in which a handgun was reportedly fired three times.

Wilkes initially believed he had been shot but medical examination determined he had been struck in the back of the head with a blunt object.

Police said three shots were fired during an altercation between Wilkes and the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Antonio “AJ” Fagan Jr. of Cumberland.

Fagan was taken into custody by Cumberland Police Tuesday night and was being held on $150,000 bond at the Allegany Detention Center.

Wilkes was treated by Cumberland Fire Department ambulance personnel and taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for further care.

Investigators with the C3I Unit responded to assist Cumberland Police with the investigation.

Through interviews of the victim and witnesses, investigators learned that there had been an altercation in front of a residence in the first block of Independence Street between the victim and the suspect.

Police said that apparently while the suspect was striking the victim in the head with the gun, it discharged.

At least an additional two more shots were fired.

The victim, believing he had been shot, ran to another residence where the occupants called 911.

C3I obtained a search-and-seizure warrant for a residence on Independence Street where several items of evidence were recovered — including one of the spent projectiles believed fired during the altercation.

The scene was processed by a crime scene technician with the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division.

Investigators have charged Fagan with first-degree assault, second-degree as-sault, use of a handgun during the commission of a felony and related charges.

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