Two teenagers charged with attempted murder
Second suspect arrested for April 29 shooting
Police have arrested and charged a second suspect, a 17-year-old boy, with attempted murder for an April 29 shooting in Waldorf. His arrest comes shortly after the apprehension of a 15-year-old boy who investigators believe set up a drug transaction with the victim with the intent of stealing a large sum of cash after the victim was shot in the head.
The alleged gunman, Glenn Wade, 17, of Waldorf and his reported accomplice, Marcell Bryan Hemsley, 15, of Accokeek have both been charged as adults and are being held without bond.
On April 29 around 9:11 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s
Office deputies were dispatched to the BP gas station at 10195 Berry Road to assist the man bleeding from a gunshot wound. The shooting occurred shortly before in the 2200 block of Bridle Path Drive, about 2 1/2 miles away.
Despite the wounds to his head and neck, the 29-yearold victim managed to drive himself to the gas station to seek help. The man was bleeding profusely and looked like he was losing consciousness when police and EMS personnel arrived on the scene, according to a gas station employee.
Shortly after the first-responders arrived, the victim was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.
Detectives later interviewed the victim who explained how the shooting unfolded.
Investigators determined that Hemsley asked the victim to pick him up on Bridle Path Drive and give him a ride. Once the victim arrived, Hemsley got into the passenger seat of the car for what was supposed to be a marijuana transaction, a press release states. Moments later, Wade walked up to the car and, without saying a word, allegedly shot the victim in the head at point-blank range, court records indicate. Hemsley then reportedly tried to reach into the victim’s pockets but was unable to steal any money. He then got out of the victim’s car and entered a vehicle with Wade and drove off.
The victim had approximately $1,300 in cash when he was shot.
Wade and Hemsley remain in custody to await a preliminary hearing on May 20, court records show.