ARREST in January 8th Grasonville Shooting

OFFICE of the SHERIFF for QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY

PRESS RELEASE

ORIGINAL INCIDENT as REPORTED by The Kent Island Bay Times

Man shot in car on Grasonville Cemetery Road

By ANGELA PRICE baytimes@kibaytimes.com | Posted: Friday, January 9, 2015 3:40 pm 

GRASONVILLE — A Grasonville man is in stable condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after being shot Thursday night, Jan. 8, and the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the shooter.

Deputies responded to the Queen Anne’s Emergency Center about 11:30 p.m. for reports of a gunshot victim being brought in.

Dontez T. Tingle, 34, of Grasonville, and William Beach, 42, of Grasonville, told police they were sitting in a car on Grasonville Cemetery Road near Whitehouse Drive looking at Facebook when someone started shooting. The shots shattered the driver’s side window, police said.

When Beach realized Tingle had been shot, he drove him to the nearby emergency center.

Tingle was struck in the neck area, police said. He was flown from the ER to Shock Trauma for treatment of neck and shoulder injuries. Beach was not injured.

It is unknown where the shots came from or who the shooter may be. Deputy Brad Martz, assisted by Dfc. J. Rickard, Deputy K. Buscemi, the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit, Maryland State Police and the MSP Crime Lab identified and processed the crime scene and canvassed the neighborhood seeking witnesses.

Detectives attempted to interview Tingle at Shock Trauma but gained little information, police said, adding he was in a lot of pain.

UPDATE:  MARCH 13th, 2015

Sheriff Gary Hofmann is reporting that on March 12th, 2015 Angelo Palumbo Jr. was charged on an arrest warrant for Attempted 1st Degree Murder and related charges.  Detectives working the case were able to  develop a possible suspect vehicle, a small green station wagon. “Additional information was developed by review of traffic stops in QA and Anne Arundel counties and QA detectives were able to identify Palumbo and the vehicle used during the incident” said Sheriff Hofmann.  On January 31st Palumbo was charged with several traffic offenses and detectives were able to interview him. Palumbo made several admissions reference to the sale of heroin and possession of a firearm. At that time Palumbo was charged with several traffic charges by MSP and held until posting a $15,000 bond. Since Palumbo was a convicted felon a search and seizure warrant was requested for his 502 Main Street Stevensville residence.  Further investigation placed Palumbo in the Grasonville area on the night of the shooting.

On March 12th Palumbo was taken into custody on a Violation of Probation warrant as he appeared for court in Centreville. Later in the day, Palumbo was charged with Attempted First Degree murder, Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and related charges.  A second warrant was also served  with CDS and Firearms charges. He was held without bail at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.

Sheriff Hofmann is advising investigation of the incident continues.

ARRESTED:      Angelo Palumbo Jr. (41) of Dundalk, MDPALUMBO, Angelo Jr.

CHARGES:        Attempted 1st Degree Murder (2 Counts)

Attempted 2nd Degree Murder (2 Counts)

Conspiracy to commit 1st Degree Murder (4 Counts)

Conspiracy to commit 2nd Degree Murder (4 Counts)

Assault 1st Degree (2 Counts)

Conspiracy to commit 1st Degree Assault (2 Counts)

Reckless Endangerment (2 Counts)

Reckless Endangerment from Car (2 Counts)

Illegal Possession of regulated Firearm (3 Counts)

Firearm Possession by Convicted Felon

Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute (Heroin)

Possession of CDS Paraphernalia (4 Counts)

CDS Possession (Heroin)

CDS Distribution with Firearm (2 Counts)

CDS Distribution within 1000 feet of School Property

Lead Investigator:       Detective Chase R. Armington

Assist:                          Sheriff’s Patrol Unit, Resource Unit and Criminal Investigation Unit, MSP Crime Lab, MSP