UPDATE, Aug. 8, 2022 at 11:35 a.m. — Hagerstown police said the person who died was Taron Shawnta Trice, 44, from Silver Spring, Md.

Officers said Ty Shan Jerome Dotson, 16, of Hagerstown is wanted for the killing. Dotson will be charged as an adult on the following charges, as well as gun violations:

  • 1st Degree Murder
  • 2nd Degree Murder
  • 1st Degree Assault
  • 2nd Degree Assault

Investigators said Dotson and Trice got into a fight on Aug. 5. At some point, Dotson found Trice in the parking lot of Stone Ridge Apartments and Townhomes. Dotson shot Trice a number of times. The gun was not left there, so officers said Dotson may have it still.

Police said neither Dotson nor Trice seemed to have a connection to the Stone Ridge community.

There was an arrest warrant on file for Dotson as of the morning of Aug. 8. Police did not know where he was as of this update.

The Hagerstown Police Department asked, again, that anyone with information contact Detective Fleegal of the Criminal Investigation Unit at (301) 790-3700, Ext. 245 or afleegal@hagerstownpd.org.


HAGERSTOWN, Md. (DC News Now) — Police said someone shot a person a number of times, killing that person in the parking lot of an apartment community Friday night.

The Hagerstown Police Department said it happened shortly after 11 p.m. at Stone Ridge Apartments and Townhomes, located at 1400 Haven Road. Officers believe the shooting took place after a verbal argument earlier in the night. Things escalated once the person who died and the accused shooter saw each other in the parking lot.

Police said Saturday that they had several leads and that they know of a vehicle involved in the shooting. They asked anyone with additional information to contact Det. Fleegal of the Criminal Investigation Unit at (301) 790-3700, Ext. 245 or by emailing the detective at afleegal@hagerstownpd.org.