Police arrest North East-area shooting suspect
Arrested in Delaware parking lot
— Investigators have arrested the gunman who allegedly shot his “estranged girlfriend” outside a residence near North East on Thursday night, according to Maryland State Police.
The suspect, Nicholas A. Antinone, 33, was arrested without incident shortly after 11 a. m. on Friday in a parking lot in Glasgow, Del., police reported Friday afternoon.
He is currently being held on a fugitive warrant in Delaware and is awaiting extradition proceedings to return him to Maryland. Police are also working to obtain a search warrant for Antinone’s car, which was located in that same parking lot.
Antinone is accused of shooting Mariann R. Reachard, 29, shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday outside her home in the 100 block of Inverness Drive in the Lakeside Mobile Home Park neighborhood, a short distance northwest of North East.
A Maryland State Police helicopter flew Reachard to University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where she was undergoing treatment for unspecified gunshot wounds, police reported about 5 a.m. Friday. Emergency radio dispatches Thursday night indicated that she had suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
Antinone sped away in a “light- colored” 2003 Cadillac with a 8FFS50 Maryland license plate after opening fire on Reachard, police said. His last known address had been in Conowingo, but investigators believed Antinone recently had been liv-
ing in North East, police added.
Investigators had obtained an arrest warrant charging Antinone with attempted murder, first- degree assault and related offenses, according to police.
Shortly after the shooting, MSP investigators obtained “evidence and information identifying Antinone as the suspect” and alerted law enforcement agencies in the region to be on the lookout for him, police said.
MSP troopers, assisted by members of the agency’s Apprehension Team and Gang Enforcement Unit, searched “throughout the night” for Antinone and found him in the late morning, police reported.
Working behind yellow crime scene tape at the shooting scene on Thursday night, MSP troopers and North East Police Department officers found at least one spent shell casing on the ground near the house while searching for evidence.
As of Friday morning, however, the type of gun used in the shooting had not been identified, according to police.
Paramedics provided initial treatment to Reachard at the shooting scene, before an ambulance transported her to a grassy area near the North East Station shopping center, where the helicopter landed before flying the wounded woman to the hospital.
North East Police Department Cpl. Michael Hickey places crime scene tape around the shooting scene on Thursday night. Police arrested the suspect in the shooting on Friday morning in Delaware.