Deal Island man arrested in Somerset County shooting

CHANCE, Md. –  A Deal Island man was arrested by Maryland State Police allegedly involved in the shooting of a Somerset County man yesterday.

The suspect is identified as 33-year old Lance Fridley. The victim is identified as Kevin Bivens, 54, of the 10000 block of Mahlon Place Road in Chance.

Early Saturday morning, troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center for a shooting victim, later identified as Bivens, who had checked himself in. Bivens told police he had sustained a gunshot wound during an altercation with the suspect, later identified as Fridley. Bivens was later transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Lower Shore and troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to the scene of the shooting in the 10000 block of Mahlon Place Road in Chance, which police believe is the home of the victim. Forensic analysts from the Maryland State Police Crime Lab processed the scene.

During the investigation, Fridley was identified and located as the suspect responsible for Biven’s injuries. Fridley was located and apprehended without incident at a residence in the 10000 block of Deal Island Road in Deal Island, MD. Fridley was transported to the Somerset County Court Commissioner after processing and subsequently taken to the Somerset County Detention Center. Fridley is charged with armed robbery, first and second degree assault, illegal possession of a firearm, and other pending criminal charges related to the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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