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Man pleads guilty to shooting his friend this summer in Ellicott City

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Posted at 9:24 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 08:36:16-05

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — An Ellicott City man plead guilty to killing his friend during the summer.

The Howard County State's Attorney said 21-year-old Rane Dellinger shot and killed 20-year-old Jacob Mauer on June 1.

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According to Howard County Police Department, Dellinger, Mauer and a third person were sitting in a car parked behind a building in the 4200 block of Montgomery Road in Ellicott City.

While Dellinger and the third unknown person were using drugs, they were also playing with a gun. Officials said, Dellinger fired the gun and struck Mauer.

After shooting his friend, Dellinger left the scene and Mauer died from his injuries.

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Dellinger fled the state for North Carolina and was brought back to Howard County.

Dellinger pleaded to second-degree murder and use of a firearm in a crime of violence.