1 in custody as police continue to investigate 2 shootings in St. Mary's County

A 19-year-old has been charged in a shooting that left a man seriously injured in St. Mary's County. Police are working to determine if the incident is connected to a homicide that occurred nearby in the same area. 

Just after 7 p.m. on June 14, deputies with the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office were called to the 21900 block of Chancellor’s Run Road in Great Mills where a victim had reportedly been shot on a basketball court. 

Upon arrival, deputies found a 19-year-old victim, originally from California, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head on the basketball court. 

The victim was transported by helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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Shortly afterward, at 7:16 p.m., deputies responded to the 20800 block of Daisy Lane in Lexington Park for a reported shooting. Deputies found a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was taken to a trauma center where he remains hospitalized. 

Tywan Thomas Morris, 19, has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree assault, possession of a firearm by a minor, handgun on person, loaded handgun on person and firearm in the use of a felony or violent crime. 

He is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown on a no-bond status.

At this time, it is unknown if the shootings are related. Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (301) 475-4200 extension 71950 or the Youth Gun Violence Task Force at (301) 475-4200 extension 78087 or by email at stopgunviolence@stmarysmd.com.