Maryland

Suspects found for the shooting at Parkwood Apartments which hospitalized one

SALISBURY, Md. - On February 26, 2017 at 8:20 PM, deputies responded to Parkwood Apartments at the 1000-block of Beaglin Park Drive, in Salisbury, Maryland in regards to a shooting.

According to Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, 20-year-old Alexis Divine, 20-year-old Xavier Townsend, 18-year-old Javon Rouse and 17-year-old De’Mir Smullen had conspired to rob two subjects.

Police say both subjects had previously agreed to sell marijuana to Divine. From there, authorities say Divine and Townsend told the victims to meet at the Parkwood Apartments parking lot. 

According to police, one of the victims met with Divine and during the meeting, Rouse approached the victim with a firearm demanding the marijuana.  

During this confrontation, police report Rouse shot that victim multiple times and then shot at the other victim, who was fleeing in a car, striking that car. 

Officials state the victim who was shot fled and was picked up by the victim in the car, who drove to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where gunshot related injuries were treated. 

Townsend and Smullen acted as lookouts during this robbery and all four suspects fled the area in Townsend’s vehicle. 

On March 2, 2017, detectives located and arrested Townsend. On March 3, 2017, Divine was served an arrest warrant in reference to this incident and was being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center on unrelated robbery charges. Detectives report they also arrested Rouse and Smullen that same day.  

We are told some of the charges placed include: Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Attempted Murder 2nd Degree, 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Robbery, Reckless Endangerment, Conspiracy and other related charges.     


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