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Police: Harford Mall shooter opened fire during birthday bounce party brawl

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Jun 03, 2024

BEL AIR, Md. — Police have released the name of the suspected shooter accused of opening fire inside Harford Mall over the weekend.

Wesley Larry Lyons, 35, remains on the loose as of Monday afternoon.

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Investigators believe Lyons fired shots during a birthday celebration at the Harford Bounce Party Place, leaving a 42-year-old Edgewood man wounded. Police called the incident targeted, saying Lyons knew the victim.

It all started when Lyons' mother, Lisa Gregg, got into a fight with another woman.

That's when police say Lyons fired multiple gunshots, striking the victim three times in the thigh and hand.

Court records suggest Lyons' girlfriend, Lateia Green, helped them flee the scene.

Witnesses say the trio drove off together, although Lyons wasn't in the car when police caught up with them in Edgewood.

Meanwhile, Gregg and Green were arrested for their alleged involvement.

Both face accessory charges and are being held without bond at the Harford County Detention Center, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 2.

A $2000 reward is being offered for information leading to Lyons' arrest. He's considered armed and dangerous.

“He put a lot of people’s lives and safety in jeopardy, including our first responders who really got to the scene quick. One of them had a departmental crash," said Bel Air Police Chief Charles Moore, "We have children. We have other family members that could have been hurt and killed at the location and innocent bystanders in the mall so he’s a coward. He needs to turn himself in.”

Harford Mall shooting
Lyons, Green and Gregg (Left to Right)