The first accused is identified as James Okoro, 20, of the 30000-block of UMES Boulevard in Princess Anne, MD who was arrested on February 26, 2016 on an arrest warrant obtained by Maryland State Police. The second accused is Calcius Agyemang-Asirifi, 22, of the 12000-block of Somerset Avenue in Princess Anne who was arrested on March 1, 2016 at his apartment, by UMES officers on a warrant obtained by the Maryland State Police. Okoro and Agyemang-Asirifi were both charged with attempted 1st degree murder, attempted 2nd degree murder, first degree assault and second degree assault. Both men have been arrested on arrest warrants and were transported to the Somerset County Detention Center.
Just before 5:00 p.m. on February 25, 2016, Maryland State troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack, along with officers from the Princess Anne Police Department and sheriff’s deputies from Somerset County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 12000-block of Somerset Avenue in Princess Anne for a report of shots fired. This call was placed by one of the victims.
The preliminary investigation revealed the victims had an altercation with an unknown person early in the day. As time elapsed the victims attempted to leave the area where the altercation initiated. The victims attempted to leave in a black and tan Lincoln Town Car southbound on Somerset Avenue. A burgundy Chevrolet Tahoe that through investigation revealed Okoro was given permission to be in possession of, traveling northbound, crossed the center line and struck the Lincoln Town car head on. At the time of the crash, four men reportedly exited the Tahoe.
Police believe at least two shots were fired into the victim’s vehicle after the crash. Both victims were able to exit their vehicle, run for shelter and escape unharmed. Four suspects reportedly fled the scene in the Tahoe which was found abandoned at Loretto Road in Princess Anne.
Two of the four reported suspects have been taken into custody. Okoro was taken into custody by state troopers at the UMES Police Department as he inquired about obtaining the burgundy Tahoe. Agyemang-Asirifi was arrested at his apartment by UMES Police officers, on an arrest warrant obtained by the Maryland State Police. The search continues for two additional suspects who are unidentified at this time. A firearm has not been recovered at this time.
State Police investigators have received some leads and information, but are hoping others with information will come forward. Callers may remain anonymous. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack at (443) 260-3700. This investigation is still active and ongoing.