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A Dec. 10 drive-by shooting in the Pinefield neighborhood in Waldorf resulted in three men being indicted on attempted murder charges.

Two Waldorf men, 24-year-old Ryan James Kesecker and 25-year-old Christopher Scott Pettko, along with 24-year-old Nicholas Paul Ellis of Lakeland, Fla., allegedly fired shots from a stolen Glock 23 semiautomatic handgun into the home of a couple. Ellis purportedly had dated the woman, according to a police report, and still has feelings for her.

Neither of the people in the home at the time were injured in the shooting. The gun was later found in Pettko’s home when officers went there with a search warrant citing suspected drug possession as the reason for the search, court papers state.

After the shooting, according to the police report, the men fled in the vehicle to Prince George’s County, where they are all facing charges related to the crime.

During interrogation, the three gave stories that conflicted with a witness’s account of seeing the three together before the shooting and another witness’s account of seeing them together an hour after it took place.

Ellis is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, six counts of felony use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property valued at less than $1,000, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment, possession of a stolen firearm, theft of less than $1,000 in value, carrying a handgun on one’s person, transporting a handgun on public roads and firearm possession.

Pettko is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, six counts of felony use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property valued at less than $1,000, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment, possession of a stolen firearm, theft of less than $1,000 in value, carrying a handgun on one’s person, transporting a handgun on public roads, firearm possession by a person with a felony conviction, illegal ammunition possession and firearm possession.

Kesecker is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, six counts of felony use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property valued at less than $1,000, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment, possession of a stolen firearm, theft of less than $1,000 in value, carrying a handgun on one’s person, transporting a handgun on public roads, firearm possession by a person with a felony conviction and illegal ammunition possession.

lrenner@somdnews.com