Top 5 Stories: Molotov Cocktails, Nail-Gun Injury
A brief look at the biggest headlines of the week.
A police investigation revealed the construction worker who suffered life-threatening injuries from nail-gun shot wounds to his chest and hand Monday was shot by a co-worker during a dispute.
“Further investigation, consisting of several interviews, revealed that the victim was involved in a dispute with another member of the crew working on the home,” the release stated. “At a certain juncture, the co-worker shot the victim with a nail gun.”
A multi-car accident shut down Solomons Island Road in both directions on Wednesday, causing serious backups in the heart of rush-hour traffic.
The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of Route 2 just north of the South River bridge, close to Yellowfin Steak & Fish House. Two people suffered “very minor” injuries from the accident, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Department Lt. Cliff Kooser.
The Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department provided photos from the incident.
At 11 a.m. Wednesday, family and friends gathered at Chesapeake Community Fellowship church for Chase’s funeral service. Some supporters like Air Force veteran David Way stood outside holding flags while others, like several Hogs for Heroes and Patriot Guard riders, simply sat outside.
Chase, a 22-year-old Marine from Edgewater, died on Memorial Day while serving in Afghanistan.
Fire investigators arrested three teens on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly using Molotov cocktails in an attempt to destroy a Galesville home, Anne Arundel County Fire Chief Michael Cox said.
According to a news release from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, an investigation showed that the teens allegedly constructed two Molotov cocktails—homemade incendiary devices—and sought to “exact revenge” on a Galesville resident following a dispute on June 1.
South River outfielder Nick Sia set out to lead his team to a state championship, make the All-County Team and play well enough that he’d get to meet his idol, Adam Jones, at the Brooks Robinson game.
A ruptured appendix almost ruined all that. But after fighting through rehab and helping lead his team to the playoffs, Sia accomplished all but one of his goals. See his full story here.