A Bryans Road man was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Bryans Road resident Fredrick Markeith Young following a shooting Tuesday morning outside a Bryans Road townhouse.
Harold Leonard Turley, 24, also of Bryans Road, was arrested after a search and also charged with second-degree murder, felony and misdemeanor assault, use of firearm in commission of a felony, carrying a loaded handgun and reckless endangerment, according to a Charles County Sheriff’s Office press release and the state courts website.
Officers responded to the 6100 block of Lands End Court at 9:39 a.m. on Jan. 19 after a shooting was reported. Upon arrival, they discovered a man with a gunshot wound.
Young suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body, the release states. Citizens and paramedics attempted “life-saving efforts,” but Young was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting does not appear to be random, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said in an email. The two men were acquaintances and the motive of the shooting is under investigation.
According to the state courts website, Turley has a felony conviction for robbery in 2018 and misdemeanor convictions for possession of a firearm for someone under 21 and possession of forged currency, the latter two in 2017. Numerous other charges were marked as inactive or nolle prossed, including possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, possession of drug production equipment and concealing a dangerous weapon, the latter three from 2015.
Detectives ask that anyone with information about the crime to call Detective C. Garner at 301-609-6531. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.