A man from Martinsburg, W.Va., has been charged, via warrant, with attempted murder in the July 30 shooting that occurred in a strip mall parking lot off Robinwood Drive near Hagerstown, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Taevon James Davis, 19, was charged with the attempted first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder of Dwyone Marquis Gerring and reckless endangerment for “firing a firearm in a public parking lot with several people nearby “, creating a significant risk of murder. or seriously injure Gerring, according to a description of the charges in the warrant shared by Sgt. Carly Hose, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
The adult shooting victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was released from Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, according to information previously provided by the sheriff’s office about the shooting.
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The shooting occurred at approximately 5:00 am on Sunday, July 30, in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 11300 block of Robinwood Drive.
That strip mall is across the street from and south of the main entrance to the Hagerstown Community College campus.
According to Hose, the suspect and victim were customers of a restaurant in the strip mall.
Davis was being held on other charges Tuesday at the Eastern Regional Jail southeast of Martinsburg, according to an email from Hose.
According to Hose, Davis is also charged with assault and firearms.
More information about the circumstances of the shooting was not available.
This article originally appeared in The Herald-Mail: W.Va. Man Accused of Shooting in Comic Strip Store Parking Lot Near Hagerstown