Police: Gunman tried to kill rival near North East
— A man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly fired several errant shots at a rival, who, seconds earlier, had challenged the gunman to shoot him amid their drunken fight near North East, according to Cecil County District Court records.
The suspect, Brian Seth Tyrie, 29, opened fire on the man about 1 a.m. Tuesday in the unit block of Rowles Lane, where the suspect and the victim started fighting after spending several hours drink-
ing together inside a neighbor’s garage, police reported.
Two other men had been drinking with Tyrie and the victim, and one of them had left the garage and gone to his nearby home about two hours before the shooting incident, police said. The remaining man witnessed Tyrie open fire on the victim, shortly after breaking up the first of their two fights, police added.
During the second fight, in which he suffered a blow to the face, the victim retreated to his nearby Rowles Lane home after noticing that Tyrie had armed himself with a handgun, according to court records.
Tyrie then went to the victim’s home, yelled for him to come outside while standing in the front yard and then pointed a handgun at him when he emerged, police reported.
“(The victim) began to walk towards Tyrie with his arms out, saying, ‘Shoot me.’ Tyrie then fired an unknown number of shots from the handgun toward the victim. Tyrie began to back up and continued to fire shots at the victim. The victim advised that he felt one of the rounds pass by his leg and, believing he was pos- sibly struck, went to the ground,” court records allege.
The witness, who had been standing near the driveway, ran over to the prone victim to check on him, police said. When he noticed Tyrie walking toward them with the handgun still pointed at the victim, police added, the witness convinced Tyrie to leave.
Maryland State Police troopers responded to the scene after the witness called to report the shooting, court records show.
Investigators recovered numerous spent .40-caliber shell casings on and near the driveway, in addition to several unfired .40-caliber rounds, police reported.
The victim was not wounded during the shooting, police said. Investigators noticed minor facial injuries that the victim had suffered while fighting with Tyrie, police added.
MSP detectives were able
to track down Tyrie, who lives in the 200 block of Locust Point Road, south of Elkton, and capture him later that day, court records show.
Tyrie, who remained in the Cecil County Detention Center without bond on Wednesday, is facing seven charges, including attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony or crime of violence, according to court records.
He is scheduled for a May 9 preliminary hearing.