Severn boy, 16, charged as an adult in shooting

February 08, 1996

A 16-year-old Severn boy was charged Tuesday as an adult in a shooting attack on another 16-year-old, county police said.

Police said four youths began shooting at David Mitchell, of the 8300 block of Pioneer Drive, as he walked down his street shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.

David identified one of his assailants. Police are still looking for the others.

Maurice Brown, of the 1900 block of Arwell Court, was charged with assault, assault with intent to murder and reckless endangerment.

Police said they did not recover a weapon.

Man charged in killing of neighbor's dog

County police arrested a Gambrills man Monday after he admitted shooting and killing a neighbor's dog he found going through his trash can.

John Franklin McDonough, 45, of the 1900 block of Norfolk Road, was charged with cruelty to animals and discharging a firearm within 100 yards of a dwelling.

Mr. McDonough called shortly after 11:30 p.m. and said he had shot a dog, police said. When Officer John Fratantuono arrived, Mr. McDonough told him he had found the dog going through his trash can, as he had done several times the week before.

When the dog barked at him, he got a shotgun and fired twice, hitting the dog once, Mr. McDonough told police.

Police called animal control, but the dog died before help arrived, police said.

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