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Updated: Two UMES Students Arrested in Princess Anne Shooting

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Calcius Agyemang-Asirifi Calcius Agyemang-Asirifi
James Okoro James Okoro
Crimes scene tape surrounding a car was seen Thursday evening in Princess Anne. (Photo: WBOC Newswatcher) Crimes scene tape surrounding a car was seen Thursday evening in Princess Anne. (Photo: WBOC Newswatcher)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred last week in Princess Anne, but Maryland State Police say they are still looking for two others.  

Police said the first suspect, identified as 20-year-old James Okoro, of the 30000-block of UMES Boulevard in Princess Anne, was arrested on Feb. 26, on an arrest warrant. Troopers said the second suspect, identified as 22-year-old Calcius Agyemang-Asirifi, of the 12000-block of Somerset Avenue in Princess Anne, was arrested on March 1 at his apartment, by University of Maryland Eastern Shore police officers on a warrant obtained by MSP.

Okoro and Agyemang-Asirifi were both charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, and first- and second-degree
assault. Both men have been arrested on arrest warrants and were transported to the Somerset County Detention Center. UMES confirmed on Wednesday that both suspects are students at the university. 

Police said the incident happened just before 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, when state troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack, along with officers from the Princess Anne Police Department and Somerset County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired on the 12000 block of Somerset Avenue in Princess Anne. This call was placed by one of the victims, according to police.

Troopers said the preliminary investigation revealed the victims were in a dispute with an unknown person earlier that day. As time elapsed the victims attempted to leave the area where the dispute started, according to investigators. Police said the victims then attempted to leave in a black and tan Lincoln Town Car southbound on Somerset Avenue.

Police said that is when Okoro got behind the wheel of a burgundy Chevrolet Tahoe that he was given permission to drive and began northbound when he crossed the center line and struck the Lincoln Town Car head-on. 

Police said said at the time of the crash, four men reportedly got out of the Tahoe. Troopers said they believe at least two shots were fired into the victim’s vehicle after the crash. Police said both victims were able to get 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, investigators said. 

Agyemang-Asirifi was arrested from his apartment by UMES police officers, on an arrest warrant provided by MSP. The search continues for two additional suspects who are unidentified at this time. A firearm has not been recovered at this time, according to police.

State police investigators said they 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 MSP Princess Anne Barrack at (443) 260-3700. 

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