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Man arrested in road rage shooting in Edgewood

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 14:34:14-04

EDGEWOOD — The Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a road rage incident led to a shooting in Edgewood.

On Sunday, at about 4:35 p.m., deputies assigned to the Southern Precinct responded to the area of Willoughby Beach Road and Oak Street in Edgewood for the report of a shooting.

When deputies arrived. they found a gray Honda Acura with a single occupant. The occupant informed deputies an unknown man in another vehicle shot at him following a road rage incident.

The victim, who is not being identified at this time, suffered cuts and abrasions, and was treated by medics at the scene for injuries unrelated to gunfire.

Through investigation, it was determined the victim was traveling on Willoughby Beach Road when the driver was passed by two vehicles who began gesturing and taunting the victim. The victim followed the two vehicles to Flying Point Park.

At the park, police say a verbal altercation ensued between the victim and a man, when the unknown man challenged the victim to a fight and told the victim to follow him before driving away.

A short time later, while in the area of Palmetto Drive and Redbud Road, the suspect rolled down the window of his vehicle and shot at the victim’s vehicle. The victim then fled the area, hitting the suspect's vehicle in the process.

Additional deputies on their way to the scene of the shooting saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Route 24 and Trimble Road, driving in the opposite direction.

Deputies tried to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. It was later found abandoned in the 300 block of McCann Street.

A short time later, deputies responded to Flying Point Park for the report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was identified as the one involved in the incident.

On Saturday, MacKinley Carlos Williams, Jr., 38, of Glen Burnie, was arrested and charged in connection to this incident.

He is charged with Attempted 1st and 2nd Degree Murder, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault.

He is currently being held without bail.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 410-836-5442.