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UPDATE: New Jersey man, woman arrested in connection to Salisbury shooting

SALISBURY, Md. - Two people were arrested in connection to a shooting that police say left a man critically injured, in Salisbury.

The Salisbury Police Department says on Wednesday, 35-year-old Jerry Hamilton, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and 35-year-old Latasha Battle, of Irvington, New Jersey, were arrested in connection to a shooting that happened at the VFW, in Salisbury. During the investigation Hamilton was positively identified as the suspect, and Battle was identified as an accessory to the shooting incident. After obtaining warrants, officers were assisted by the U.S. Marshall Service in taking the two suspects into custody in New Jersey. 

According to Salisbury PD, on October 21, officers responded to 821 West Main Street, around 12:52 AM, for a reported shooting. Once on scene, police say they found a 33-year-old victim who was then taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen. Authorities report that the victim indicated that he was shot by an unknown suspect and remains at PRMC for treatment.

Law enforcement says  that three people were together at the time of the shooting, but the third person was not involved in the shooting incident. Police say they are not looking for a third suspect. 

Hamilton is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault first degree, assault second degree, firearm use: felony: violent crime, handgun on person, and reckless endangerment. Battle is charged with accessory after statute.

According to authorities, Hamilton and battle will remain in custody in New Jersey until they can be extradited to Maryland.


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