Sykesville man charged in shooting of Westminster man at apartments

October 26, 1997|By James M. Coram | James M. Coram,SUN STAFF

Police have charged a Sykesville man with attempted murder in the shooting of a Westminster man outside an apartment complex on Charles Street late Wednesday.

Police said Marlowe R. Woodyard, 25, of the 5600 block of Bartholow Road is charged in the shooting of Curtis L. Frisby, 32. Frisby was shot in the chest and leg at Bishop's Garth Apartments about 9: 45 p.m.

Frisby was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was in serious but stable condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Woodyard was arrested the next day and has been charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime and reckless endangerment, police said. He was being held without bail in the Carroll County Detention Center in Westminster.

According to charging documents, Woodyard went to the apartment complex Wednesday wearing a red, white and blue jacket and a mask.

A witness told police that Woodyard entered a residence in the apartment complex "acting nervous" and carrying a 9 mm gun, police said. "He kept the lights out and keep checking the peephole," the witness told police.

Officers responding to the shooting found Frisby wounded outside the building, police said. Police found 9 mm shell casings in the street, and two vehicles nearby were damaged by gunshots.

Pub Date: 10/26/97

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