Denton PD asking for public’s help in solving a shooting

DENTON, Md. – Denton Police have a bit of a mystery on their hands. Now they’re asking for the public’s help to solve it. Acting Chief George Bacorn says at this point, investigators are at square one. “Really we’re looking for any information that will lead us to the person that committed this crime,” said Acting Chief Bacorn.

Tuesday afternoon, Denton Police were left with a gunshot victim and not many answers. “At about 12:30 or 12:40, the 911 center received a call that someone was being dropped off at the fire house,” said Acting Chief Bacorn. “My officers responded and located a male that had suffered from a gunshot wound. It was a single shot that went through his arm and ended up in his flank.”

Acting Chief George Bacorn says the victim was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The victim went into surgery and is now in stable condition. The Acting Chief tells 47ABC that they’re planning to pay a visit to the victim in Shock Trauma to hopefully find out more details. Before that happens, they’re also making a public plea for help. “Anybody that was in the area that can identify anyone that may have been in the area that saw anything going on at the time, we’re really asking them to reach out to us,” said Acting Chief Bacorn.

One resident says she’s surprised to hear about the shooting. But Mari Anderson adds she doesn’t think there’s any threat to her safety or her neighbors’. “I moved from the Northern Virginia area to kind of get away from the crime that was going on there. So, it does kind of shake you a little bit,” said Anderson.

Another resident who didn’t want to get on camera agrees with Anderson. She tells 47ABC she doesn’t feel any less safe than before. But, she hopes gun owners in the area will stay responsible.

Meanwhile, Acting Chief Bacorn says all he and his department wants is justice for the victim, and to get anyone with a gun in their possession, and bad intentions in their heart, off the streets. “Nobody wants guns out on the street in the hands of people that have a propensity for violence. We just don’t need that in our community,” said Acting Chief Bacorn.

If you have any information that would help police track down the shooter, Acting Chief Bacorn says you call the department, email them, or message them on Facebook with any tips. That phone number is (410) 479-1414. To email tips, send your information to Acting Chief Bacorn says tips can be submitted anonymously.

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