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UPDATE: West River Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

Police say a 22-year-old man shot another man after a verbal dispute in West River on Monday night.

Update (2:58 p.m.)—A 22-year-old Shady Side man who  in the leg after a brief verbal dispute in West River on Monday turned himself in to police on Tuesday afternoon. 

A police press release stated that the suspect, 22-year-old Danny Gay Jr., turned himself in to the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office at the Circuit Courthouse in Annapolis around 1:30 p.m.

Patch reported Monday night that , but Anne Arundel County police Lt. Francis Tewey said it was unclear whether the shooting was .

However, a police statement released Tuesday morning clarified that information and reported that 22-year-old Danny Gay Jr. of Shady Side allegedly shot a 56-year-old following a verbal confrontation.

According to the police press release, officers responded to a reported shooting at the 1000 block of Friendship Lane in West River at about 6:12 p.m. on Monday. Upon arrival, officers found the 56-year-old lying on the ground in front of a house suffering from a single gunshot wound to his leg. Paramedics transported the victim to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Department Lt. Cliff Kooser.

After the incident, the alleged shooter ran from the scene in a maroon SUV, according to police. 

Detectives identified the suspect as 22-year-old Danny Gay Jr., of the 1500 block of Lincoln Road in Shady Side, according to the release. Police are actively searching for Gay and described him as a black man weighing approximately 240 pounds and standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Anyone with information about Gay’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Cremen of the Southern District at 410-222-1960. 

NHISCORNER January 30, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Please clarify that the 56 yr old man is known to be in a biker gang, a daily multiple drug user, who threatened 22 yr old Gay, Jr. and approach Gay, Jr. with two knives. So Gay, Jr. was defending himself. Report a story with facts and stop trying to make our youth look bad. There are so BAD elderly, who should know better. Gay, Jr. was not a troublemaker AT ALL.

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