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Police Call Salisbury Murder A "Senseless Assassination"

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SALISBURY, Md. - There are disturbing new details in the murder of a Salisbury man, who was gunned down two weeks ago. For the first time since the investigation began, police are finally speaking out.

"They stalked this victim, they waited for this victim and they assassinated this victim," said Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis.

Police are calling the death of 20-year-old Arnold Fagans Junior a senseless crime. Now more details are unfolding, as police make yet another arrest in Salisbury's first murder of the new year. Kaleb Phillips, Stewart Desbagne, Darell Spates, Cassone Taylor, and the latest suspect arrested Demarr Jones are all facing charges. All but one have a prior record, and police say all are in a gang.

"This is clearly related to the Black Gorilla Family, or the BGF, here in Wicomico County. They've got a history and demonstrated a propensity for violence," said the sheriff.

On January 12th, just after 11:30 p.m., Fagans was shot multiple times and left for dead in the West Road Apartments' parking lot. Police say Fagans was involved with the gang, and according to charging documents, he allegedly committed an act that members would consider forbidden. Police don't have a clear motive, but say the investigation is far from over.

"We still have some additional work to do but we are determined to identify, dismantle, and disrupt the members of this organization," said Sheriff Lewis.

Another investigation is underway. Charging documents revealed that the car used the night of the crime, caught on fire just hours after the shooting. Police say the cause of that fire is still unknown.

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