Police ID attempted murder gunman
ELKTON — Investigators have identified the gunman who allegedly tried to kill two rivals last month when he opened fire in an Elkton neighborhood, and now they are trying to capture him, police reported.
The suspect, Kyle Daniel Smith, 24, initially was charged with two counts each of attempted firstdegree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and attempted robbery, in addition to seven other offenses, according to Cecil County District Court records.
Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an Elkton Police Department spokesman, reported that a Cecil County grand jury has since indicted Smith in the attempted murder case.
Smith, whose nickname is “Greezy,” is accused of pulling a handgun on two men about 5 p.m. on June 2 while they were playing basketball in the area of Road 2 and Cow Lane in Hollingsworth Manor and trying to rob them.
At one point, Smith allegedly pointed the gun at the head of one of the men and made a reference to that man’s cousin, who had been “shot in the past,” according to court records. Then Smith allegedly threatened, “I’m gonna do you like I did your cousin,” court records show.
The two men started
running toward Huntsman Drive to get away from the gunman and that’s when Smith allegedly opened fire, prompting “multiple witnesses” who were nearby to flee, police said. One of those witnesses later told detectives that she heard “four of five shots” ring out after Smith had pointed the gun at the two men, police added.
Neither victim was wounded, according to court records, which also indicate that Smith was last seen entering a Road 2 residence after the two men had fled to safety.
While processing the crime scene, EPD investigators recovered seven spent 9mm semi-automatic shell casings near Huntsman Drive and Pheasant Drive, court records show.
EPD officials are asking for the public’s help in locating Smith. Their request includes a caution.
“The suspect is wanted by the Elkton Police Department for attempted murder in reference to a shooting incident, which occurred
on June 2 in the Hollingsworth Manor neighborhood,” Zurolo said, adding, “The firearm used has not been recovered and he should be considered armed and dangerous.”
Smith is from Philadelphia, but he frequents Hollingsworth Manor and possibly still could be in the area, Zurolo reported.
Several moments after those shots were fired in Hollingsworth Manor, another shooting incident occurred outside the nearby West End Gardens motel in the 200 block of West Pulaski Highway, police reported.
As it turns out, one of the victims in that Hollingsworth Manor incident — Rashawn Isaiah Alexander, 20, of the 100 block of Beech Drive in Elkton — accidentally shot himself in the hand and his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach while inside a car outside that motel, police said.
Aside from Alexander’s involvement, it is not clear if the West End Gardens shooting incident relates to the Hollingsworth Manor shooting incident.
Investigators have not determined if Alexander had armed himself with the intent of returning to
Hollingsworth Manor to find Smith, after Smith allegedly had opened fire on him and his companion, police reported.
“Rashawn Alexander left the scene with his girlfriend,” Zurolo said, reporting how Alexander departed the Hollingsworth Manor area after Smith allegedly opened fire there.
Outside of West End Gardens several moments later, Alexander was holding a handgun when it discharged, police said. The bullet ripped through his hand and then
struck his adjacent girlfriend in the stomach, police added.
“The male victim was getting into a vehicle at West End Gardens with the female,” Zurolo explained at the time. “While the male began to pick up a handgun from the seat of the vehicle, the gun fired and the round went through the male victim’s hand and into the female victim’s stomach.”
An ambulance transported the wounded woman to Christiana Hospital, police said at the time, adding that the woman and her unborn baby survived.
Also taken by ambulance, Alexander was treated at Union Hospital in Elkton and was discharged, police reported.
EPD investigators filed five criminal charges against Alexander, including reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm and handgun on person, according to police.
Court records indicate that Alexander, who had gone from victim in one case to suspect in another in a matter of moments on June 2, was arrested on June 8 and was released the same day after posting a $40,000 bond.
Police are looking for this attempted murder suspect, Kyle Daniel Smith, 24, who is accused of opening fire on two men in Hollingsworth Manor on June 2.