Newark, Md. man behind bars after shooting and killing acquaintance

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Boris Wade Connor

NEWARK, Md. – A Newark man is behind bars after being arrested Saturday in connection with a murder investigation.

Police say 18-year-old Boris Wade Connor is charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, and other firearms-related charges. He appeared before a Worcester County District Court judge, and is being held at Worcester County Detention Center, say police.

Investigators say around 12:20 p.m. on October 1th, Worcester County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 6700 block of Basket Switch Road in Newark. Deputies found 34-year-old Kamron Michael Lucas of Newark dead at the scene.

Investigators believe that Connor and Lucas, who knew each other, were involved in an argument. They say Connor then pulled out a handgun and shot Lucas before fleeing the scene. A Maryland State Police trooper and Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy later found Connor driving with another person, and pulled over the vehicle.

Police say following Connor’s arrest, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit took over the investigation, which continues.

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