Shortly after the Saturday night shooting death of 16-year-old Shakir Derrick Wingate in Edgewood, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an 18-year-old in connection with the homicide. According to a press release, the suspect and the victim knew each other and lived close to one another. However, a motive has not yet been determined. Michael S. Jones Jr., 18, was arrested at his home in the of the 1300 block of Rainbow Way in Edgewood soon after deputies found Wingate unresponsive at about 9 p.m. He was found in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in front of his home in the 1200 block of Clover Valley Way in Edgewood. Wingate had been shot multiple times in his upper torso and was pronounced dead at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. A Maryland State Police K9 trooper and his bloodhound helped to locate Jones who was charged with with 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault and use of a handgun in a violent crime in connection with the homicide. Jones is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center.
Click here to read the press release from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.