Man, 22, sought in deadly Charlotte Hall shooting
The Charles County Sheriff's Office is are searching for a 22-year-old Charlotte Hall man in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday.
Sheriffs issued an arrest warrant for Darnell Laquay Proctor in the death of Raymond Anthony Barnes, Jr., 34, of Lexington Park. Barnes was found shot at about 5 p.m. in the roadway in the 12200 block of Plater Road in Charlotte Hall; he died later at a local hospital.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Barnes and several acquaintances drove up to a house on Plater Road. According to officers, Proctor was inside the house and, for reasons that are not yet clear, retrieved a rifle and began arguing outside with the group seated in its car.
During the argument, Proctor shot at the vehicle several times, striking the victim, officers said. The car's occupants fled and Proctor fled before officers responding to a shooting call, arrived, police said.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Proctor charging him with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
Proctor is described as 5’7” and weighing 140 lbs with black hair and green eyes. He may be armed with a gun, police said.
Anyone with information about Proctor’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Detective S. Fetterolf at (301) 609-6497. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or submit a web tip.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment.
This item has been updated since it was first published.
-- Mary Pat Flaherty
Washington Post Editors
April 15, 2010; 12:14 PM ET
Categories: Charles , Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty
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