Po­lice: Gun­man tried to kill ri­val near North East

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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-

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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.

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