Commuter Shot at On Way to Work

A Monrovia man is under arrest for shooting at a New Market commuter headed to work along Ed McClain Road.

According to police, the man was driving his Ford Explorer in the 4900 block of Ed McClain Road on July 10 at about 5:21 a.m. when he reported his window was shot out. Frederick County Sheriff’s Officer Dfc. Jeffrey Null responded to the scene and reported a bullet hole in the right front passenger window.

Police said the driver’s right arm was bleeding, but it is unclear from police whether the arm was struck by the bullet or injured when the window shattered.

An investigation led Sheriff’s Officers along with Frederick County Bureau of Investigation officers to a residence where they said they found a .22-caliber rifle, rounds of ammunition and drug paraphernalia including scales. Dfc. Null reported seeing spent shell casings on the ground outside the home.

Police arrested David A. Keeney, 22 of Monrovia after they said they determined he shot the rifle they found inside the home at the passing motorist. Keeney was charged with first-degree assault, destruction of property and reckless endangerment.

Although police would not release the 35-year-old victim’s name, they did say Keeney did not know the motorist.

At presstime, Keeney was still being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $150,000 bond.


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