Police have charged a suspect in the Saturday afternoon shooting of a man on Sugarwood Circle in Essex.

Police responded to the 1200 block of Sugarwood Circle around 1:57 p.m. last Saturday for a call of a shooting. They located the victim, 26, with a single gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The suspect fled the area prior to the arrival of officers, but the investigation led detectives to identify Montez Deonta Harrell (25) of the Unit block of Kinwall Place in Nottingham, 21236 as the shooter.

Harrell is charged with the following:

  •         Attempted 1st Degree Murder
  •         1st Degree Assault
  •         2nd Degree Assault
  •         Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
  •         Handgun on Person

Police are still uncertain as to what led to the shooting, but believe that the victim and Harrell are known associates. The victim continues to be treated at an area hospital.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit.

Montez Deonta Harrell