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Gun used at Frederick HS shooting linked to other reports

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A gun that was used in a shooting at Frederick High School has been linked to other reports of shots fired in Frederick, ballistics tests show.

Brandon Tyler, 21, is accused of shooting and wounding two teenage boys outside a nighttime basketball game at Frederick High School in February.

The new information could lead to more charges for Tyler.

Tyler has been held without bond since his arrest in March.


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Segregated Md. WWI memorial creates controversy after accident

EMMITSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) One man's call to desegregate a World War I era memorial has created controversy.

The "Doughboy Statue" which honors the service of 135 men who served in Europe during WWI nearly a century ago has stood in the town since 1927. Three black service men are listed at the bottom of a large bronze plaque under the title "Colored Soldiers."

The statue was damaged when a car hit it on June 17.

Resident Robert Rosensteel sees the impending repair as an opportunity to replace the plaque with a desegregated version.

"Why not change that so that it says they served their country just like everybody else," Rosensteel said.

Emmitsburg Historical Society director Mike Hillman says segregation was wrong, but so is Rosensteel.

"It needs to be remembered as is," said Hillman. "Otherwise we never learn from it."

One killed in Frederick County after boat goes over dam

LAKE LINGANORE, Md. (WUSA9) -- One person was killed Saturday after heavy rains caused a boat to go over a dam on Lake Linganore in Frederick County.

The man killed in the accident has been identified as Stephen Wade Hembree, 62, of New Market, according to the Associated Press. He was the operator of the boat.

According to Maryland State Police, nine people were on board the boat when rising currents caused it do go over the dam and into the rock spillway below.

Four people on the dam ledge were rescued by boat and another person was rescued by Frederick County water rescue teams, state police said.

Three juveniles however were still trapped on rocks that were inaccessible by land or boat, according to state police.

Because of the inaccessibility, plus concerns about hypothermia, state police used a rescue basket to hoist the three teens out of the water.

WANTED: Man exposing himself to females in Frederick area

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a man who has been exposing himself to women in the downtown Frederick area over the past few months, Frederick police said.

Police have received several calls regarding this man over the past several months. The incidents usually happened between 6 p.m. and midnight on weekends, police added.

The suspect is being described as a black man, between the ages of 20 and 25-years-old. He has a slender to medium build and is between 5'6" and 6' tall. He has a dark complexion and a long slender face. He is usually spotted wearing loose fitting clothing, often sweatpants and a sweatshirt, officials said.

The man is usually walking, however has also been seen in a tan, 4 door sedan.

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Man arrested after ice cream man shot in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 27-year-old man was arrested after an ice cream man was shot and killed Saturday in Frederick, according to Frederick police.

Larnell Tyran Lyles of Frederick, Md. was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, police said.

22-year-old man dead in Frederick city shooting

At approximately 5:12 p.m. on Saturday police were called to the in the 400 block of Vermont Court in Frederick's Lucas Village neighborhood.

Police: Manager stole from Frederick medical office

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- An office manager is being charged in connection with taking money from a medical practice in Frederick during the month of February, police said.

Frederick police arrested Terrilyn Croyle Cohen,45, of Smithburg, Md. in connection with the interoffice theft that happened at the practice located at 77 Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick City. Cohen, the officer manager made several unauthorized payments to herself without the owner's permission, authorities said.

She is being charged with theft scheme $1000-$10,000 and theft scheme $10,000-$100,000.


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Frederick police officer charged with DUI in car crash

BOONSBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- An officer involved in a Boonsboro car crash on Sunday morning is being charged with DUI, Frederick police said.

The accident happened around 4 a.m. and involved Deborah Kidwell of the Frederick Police Department. The Washington County Sheriff's Office did the investigation and learned that it was alcohol related.

Kidwell has worked with the Frederick Police Department since Novemeber 2008, authorities said. She worked in the Criminal Investigation Division.

Her police powers were suspended and she has been assigned administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation by the Frederick Police Department.