UPDATE (October 7 8:17 a.m.):
An Essex man that reported to police that he was shot at the corner of Middleborough Road and Hartland Road 21221 on September 27 has been charged with making a false statement.
Just after 7 p.m. on September 27, police responded to the intersection of Middleborough Road and Hartland Road 21221 for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived at the location, they found 22-year-old Davantay Maurice Sanders of Essex suffering from a single gunshot wound to his lower body. Medical personnel transported him to an area hospital for treatment.
Sanders told police that he was standing at a bus stop when he was shot by an unknown suspect.
Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit determined that the story that Sanders told police was not true. Sanders had actually shot himself by mistake.
Sanders was charged with false statement to an officer, handgun violations, and several counts of reckless endangerment. He was released on $30,000 bail.
Booking Photograph of Davantay Maurice Sanders
Original release (September 28, 2015 1:53 p.m.):
A Sunday night shooting in Essex has left a man injured.
At 7:13 p.m. last night, Baltimore County Police responded to the intersection of Middleborough Road and Hartland Road 21221 for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived at the location, they found an adult male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to his lower body. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
The victim told police that he was standing at the bus stop when he was shot by an unknown suspect.
This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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