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Friday, December 23, 2011

Pocomoke Shooting

Date & Time: 12/22/2011 @ 4:00 P.M. Case #:11-0306

Location Occurred: Ninth Street, Pocomoke, Worcester County, Maryland

Crime or Violation: 1st Degree Attempted Murder, 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault.

Victim: (Juvenile)

Accused: Darius Tyrell Cotton B/M 18 years old, of 4th Street, Pocomoke, Worcester County, MD 21851


On Thursday, December 22, 2011 at approximately 4:00 P.M. a reported shooting had occurred at 700 block of 9th Street, Pocomoke, Maryland. The Pocomoke Police Department had arrived and secured the scene. A Juvenile victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg. The juvenile was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Pocomoke Police Department had requested the assistance of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations (W.C.B.I.) and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office to assist with the additional support. Detectives from (W.C.B.I.) arrived on scene and began conducting interviews. A suspect was identified through numerous interviews. A photo line-up was used and a suspect was identified as Darius Tyrell Cotton, 18 years of age, of the 800 block of 4th street was identified as the shooter. An arrest warrant and a search and seizure warrant were obtained for him.

On Friday December 23, 2011 at approximately 3:00 P.M. the Pocomoke Police Department, along with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police and the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations had conducted a search and seizure warrant at Darius Tyrell Cotton’s residence. He was placed under arrest and taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was held without bond.

The juvenile has since been released from the hospital.


Anonymous said...

things will never change with all the underminded corruption that goes on at the police dept, case in point look at their recent promotions, that says enough in itself especially with a certain new Lt. ask around you will see and hear for yourself. WCSO needs to take over thats for sure

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to the victim and the victim's family but I know this young man and I know for a fact, that he is not guilty. And if the victim is just suffering from a gun shot wound o the right leg, why is Darius being charged with first and second degree attempted murder? That doesn't make any sense. "FREE DARIUS TYRELL COTTON"