Severn man shot at several times, hit in leg in a field near his home

December 27, 2004

A Severn man was treated and released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being shot in a leg early yesterday in a field near his home, Anne Arundel County police reported.

The victim, Derrick Duwalt Poole, 35, of the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive said he was in the field with his girlfriend when he saw a young man, who fired a handgun at him, police said.

Poole told police he turned and ran, and that the assailant fired four more shots. Hit once in a leg, Poole ran to a nearby house and knocked on the door seeking help from the occupant, who called police.

Officers assisted by a K-9 unit searched unsuccessfully for the assailant, police said.

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