Shooting at park: A 20-year-old Hanover resident was arrested yesterday and charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder after a shooting at a Severn park left one man injured, Anne Arundel County police said.
The victim, whose identity was not disclosed, told police that he and two associates were trying to buy drugs Monday at Queenstown Park, authorities said. The victim was shot in the lower back and robbed, police said. He was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said.
Anthony M. Raynor was arrested at his home in the 7400 block of Siden Drive. Authorities said they searched the residence after witnesses identified Raynor as a suspect.
Officer in accident: A Hyattsville police officer driving to work struck and seriously injured a motorcyclist on Route 198, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.
The officer, Ronald Santos, 39, of the 4300 block of Gallatin Street in Hyattsville, was turning onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway late Monday when he crossed in front of the motorcycle, police said.
The motorcyclist, Edward Utz, 49, of the 600 block of Millwright Court in Millersville, was thrown 42 feet, police said. He was listed in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
* A 40-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Northeast Washington early yesterday, D.C. police said. Police went to the 1900 block of E Street NE about 5:20 a.m. to investigate a "report of a man down" and found Charles D. Price suffering from apparent stab wounds. Price, of the 4400 block of G Street SE, died at Washington Hospital Center, police said.
Hearing waived in attack: An Annandale man accused of using a machete to attack a 16-year-old Fairfax County youth last month waived his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday in Fairfax juvenile court, and the case was referred to a county grand jury.
Police believe that Heyner R. Flores, 18, is a member of the Salvadoran street gang Mara Salvatrucha and that he was one of several people who attacked the youth May 10 in the 6400 block of Edsall Road. Other suspects are being sought. Flores was charged with malicious wounding and participating in a street gang. With witnesses waiting to testify against him, he decided to waive his preliminary hearing, and his case was sent to Fairfax Circuit Court for consideration by a grand jury this month. The preliminary hearing would have been held in juvenile court because the victim is a juvenile.
The victim's hands were mutilated in the attack. Though acquaintances said he was a member of a rival gang, South Side Locos, he strongly denied that after yesterday's hearing.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.