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Two men arrested for Columbia murder

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 10:53:36-04

Two Columbia men have been arrested for the March 28 murder of another Columbia man, Howard County Police announced.

Daniel Keantay Owens, 24, of Cedar Lane, and Antonio Donte Dardney, 18, of Rivendell Lane, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and related charges in the killing of 27-year-old Ronald Carolina Jr.

Police found Carolina suffering from gunshot wounds in the 5400 block of Old Tucker Row at about 5:21 p.m. on March 28. He was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital a short time later. Police think the shooting may have been drug related. An investigation is ongoing to see if additional subjects were involved.

Anyone with information should contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information related to the incident.