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Man arrested in connection to the Fourth of July road rage shooting that killed one man

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Posted at 8:45 PM, Jul 06, 2024

TANEYTOWN, Md. — Carroll County Sheriff's Department arrested a man Saturday for the Fourth of July road rage shooting that killed one person in Taneytown.

20-year-old Davon Joseph Dabbs is charged in the death of 36-year-old Christopher Moore and the assault of his fiancé.

Police say it started on Route 140 with a pickup truck and sedan following each other to the intersection of Bear Road.

INITAL STORY: One dead, three injured in shooting in Carroll County on July 4th

Investigators later learned that Dabbs and a male passenger got off one car while Moore got out of the other. The men started yelling at each other and started fighting.

Moore's fiancé, a 33-year-old female, drove up to the scene and says she saw Moore being assaulted. She got out of her car with a gun, that she had a permit to carry.

Moore's fiancé says she shouted she had a handgun, hoping this would de-escalate the assault. Dabbs reportedly rushed at her and tried to get the gun. Dabbs got shot in the leg during the tussle.

The Sherriff's Office says Dabbs did get the gun and started attacking Moore's fiance before firing multiple rounds. Moore was shot in the chest and another man was shot in the hand.

Moore's fiancé broke her jaw and had head injuries. Dabbs and his passenger were also hurt but expected to survive.

Moore died at the scene.

On July 6th, Dabbs was arrested at a home in Taneytown. He faces murder and assault charges.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Ehrhart at 410-386-2599 or