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19-year-old dead after pair of shootings minutes apart in St. Mary's County

Three arrested and charged
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Posted at 9:45 AM, Jun 16, 2021

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — A 19-year-old is dead and another man is critically injured following a pair of Monday shootings that happened minutes apart in St. Mary's County.

The first incident occurred around 7:07pm in the Great Mills area.

Deputies found Valdez Rico Baker III shot in the head on a basketball court in the 21900 block of Chancellor’s Run Road.

He was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where he later died.

Police have since arrested and charged 27-year-old Leonard Charles Hall III, of Lusby, and James Reginald Flanagan, 24 of Lexington Park.

Leonard Hall & James Flanagan
Leonard Hall & James Flanagan (L-R)

About nine-minutes later, a second shooting was reported in Lexington Park in the 20800 block of Daisy Lane.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest.

He too was helicoptered to a hospital where he currently remains.

Tywan Thomas Morris, 19, of Bryans Road has been arrested on assault and weapons charges related to the incident.

Tywan Morris
Tywan Morris

Anyone with more information should call the Criminal Investigations Division at (301) 475-4200 extension 71950.