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12th Person Arrested In Gang Related Gun Battle

12th Person Arrested In Gang Related Gun Battle
A 12th person has been arrested in connection with a gang-related gun fight that occurred in April in Hagerstown’s Jonathan Street neighborhood.

Washington County Deputy State’s Attorney Steve Kessell said Friday morning that Steven Todd Bowie, 30, of 815 K Stratford Way in Frederick, Md., appeared Friday in Washington County Circuit Court for a bond review hearing.

The bond for Bowie, who previously was being held without bond, was set at $350,000, Kessell said.

Bowie has been charged with one count each of attempted second-degree murder; conspiracy to commit second-degree assault; first-degree assault; second-degree assault; reckless endangerment; unlawfully firing, discharging and shooting a firearm within city limits; affray; wearing, carrying and transporting a handgun upon their person; wearing and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure; and firearm use in a violent crime.
 
The charges stem from a shootout on the evening of April 15, when alleged members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs fired shots at one another in and around the 200 block of Jonathan Street, Kessell said earlier this week.

One juvenile and one man who took part in the shooting sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said shortly after the incident was reported.

Kessell said two houses were hit in the exchange of gunfire. One of the houses at 133 W. Bethel St. was struck by 12 to 20 gunshots.

He said the other house was hit by several bullets.

Kessell has said the incident involved 14 people — eight Crips and six Bloods.
 

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