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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.

Proctor. (Charles Co. Sheriff)

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

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 15, 2010; 12:14 PM ET
Categories:  Charles , Homicide , Mary Pat Flaherty  
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Is the suspect White? Black? Asian? Hispanic? Why won't The Post publish relevant details that might help citizens identify and point out criminals to police?

Posted by: catsrtasty | April 15, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

One thing for certain, he's not Black.
When an assailant is Black, that is the FIRST thing they want understood. Whether a Black person or a Black neighborhood, the reader gets the message immediately so there is no question.

Posted by: Hlynchmaster | April 15, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Race,should it really matter? But, if were are from the area, you would know the suspect's race from his last name and eye color. But, it appears that your motivation for knowledge of racial identification has alterior purposes.

Posted by: greeneon | April 15, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Now you see why the cops profile, 99% percent of homcides in the DC/Balt areas are done by blacks or hispancis/illegal alliens.

Posted by: nativeva1 | April 15, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Why in the "F" are u guys questioning the mans race in is damn picture is pictured above....WTF!!!!

Posted by: bobby20 | April 15, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

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