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Suspect Charged in Federalsburg Murder

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FEDERALSBURG, Md.- Maryland State Police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in front of a factory in Federalsburg.

Davonta' Deshields of Federalsburg is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and numerous handgun violations. He is being held without bond in the Caroline County Detention Center.

The body of 21-year-old Anthony C. Abner Jr. was found on the 200 block of East Central Avenue by Federalsburg police officers, shortly before midnight Tuesday, when they responded to 9-1-1 calls.  

Police said an autopsy revealed Abner, of the 100 block of Brooklyn Avenue in Federalsburg, died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Investigators said they were able to develop information and a potential suspect through neighborhood checks and interviews. Police said that based on information developed during the investigation, a search warrant was applied for and granted for Deshields' grandmother's home in Federalsburg. Several potential pieces of evidence were seized, police said, but they would not specify what those items are because the investigation is ongoing.   

No clear motive for the murder has been established yet, police said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, or may have additional information is asked to contact MSP investigators at (410) 819-4747.

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