Charles County officers responded Sunday afternoon to the 7400 block of Leonardtown Road in Hughesville for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 28-year-old male with gunshot wounds. He was flown to an area hospital where he was admitted with life-threatening injuries.
Through investigation, detectives learned the victim was standing on the back porch of a friend’s house when an unknown male pulled up in a car and fired shots. Through further investigation, detectives learned the suspect was an acquaintance of the victim’s girlfriend.
Detectives obtained additional information and quickly identified the suspect as Shane Ryan Barnett, 28, of Hughesville. Investigators tracked Barnett to a relative’s house nearby where they observed Barnett trying to escape in a car. Officers stopped Barnett but he broke free and fled on foot. Officers pursued him and utilized a Taser to subdue him. Barnett was subsequently charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being detained at the Charles County Detention Center.
Det. K. Shankster is investigating