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Posted at 1:25 PM ET, 04/23/2010

Two arrested in Howard shooting

By Washington Post editors

Howard County police on Friday announced they have arrested two men in connection with a shooting on Alma Avenue in Laurel on April 7.

Juwaun Marcelle Norbrey, 17, of no fixed address, and Marcus Allen Roman, 18, of Laurel, were arrested Thursday and are being held at Howard County Detention Center on no bond.

Norbrey, who is charged as an adult, faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, using a handgun in the commission of a felony and unlawful carrying of a handgun.

Roman faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, using a handgun in the commission of a felony and unlawful carrying of a handgun.

The shooting occurred in the early morning of April 7 on Alma Avenue in Laurel. Based on tips, witness accounts and video surveillance, detectives say they identified Norbrey as the shooter and Roman as an accomplice.

On the night of the shooting, police believe two men left a home on Alma Avenue and began to shout at a group of women in a nearby motel parking lot. As the argument escalated, Norbrey and Roman left a room at the motel and confronted the men. Police believe it was Norbrey who fired shots at the men, striking them both in the legs. The victims, Arthur Thomas, 27, of Laurel, and Michael Fitchett, 36, of unknown address, were treated and released
from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

A few days after the shooting, police arrested Jessica Marie Matovich, 32, of no fixed address. Police believe Norbrey and Roman used Matovich’s car as a get-away vehicle following the shooting. She initially told police her car had been stolen by people involved in the shooting, but she was found by police with the car a few days later. Matovich has been charged as an accessory after the fact to attempted first- and second-degree murder and accessory after the fact to first-degree assault. She was released from Howard County Detention Center on April 16 after posting $15,000 bond.


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By Washington Post editors  | April 23, 2010; 1:25 PM ET
Tags:  Assault, Howard County Maryland, Maryland, Murder, Police  
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A 17 year old with no fixed address? Wow!

Posted by: linroy62 | April 23, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

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