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Posted on: August 14, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Two Suspects Charged in Shots Fired Assault (CID)

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Two Frederick men have been charged after an assault on Taney Avenue Wednesday evening...

On 08/13/2014 at approximately 6:42 PM Officers with the Frederick Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Taney Avenue Frederick, Maryland for reports of gunshots being fired. Frederick Police Officers arrived on scene quickly and located a suspect in the 1000 block of Heather Ridge Drive.

Det. Garcia responded and was assigned as the primary investigator for this incident. As the investigation progresses a second suspect was located in the 1400 block of Taney Avenue in possession of a handgun. Det. Garcia determined that both suspects were involved in the incident and were shooting at one another. Both suspects were known to one another prior to this incident occurring.

The investigation revealed that both suspects came into contact with one another in the 1400 block of Taney Avenue and the shots fired occurred on the Heather Ridge School property. Neither suspect was shot or injured in the incident.

Both suspects were taken into custody on scene and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Cottingham was charged as an adult due to the charge of first degree assault.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact Det. Garcia at 301-600-1247. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may do so by calling the Frederick Police Department Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS. (8477)

Suspects Arrested:

Suspect #1: Alontae Jamera Cottingham
16 years old
1600 Block of Colonial Way
Frederick, Maryland

Charges: First Degree Assault
Reckless Endangerment
Handgun on Person
Use of a handgun in a violent/felony crime
Possession of a handgun on school property
Possession of a regulated firearm under 21 years of age


Suspect #2: Jordan Cordaire Dawson
DOB: 05/11/1993
1000 Block of Dulaney Mill Drive
Frederick, Maryland

Charges: First Degree Assault
Reckless Endangerment
Handgun on Person
Use of a handgun in a violent/felony crime
Possession of a handgun on school property


Case #: 2014-062718
Investigator: Det. J. Garcia
Author: Cpl. A. Lapp
301-600-6390 or alapp@frederickmdpolice.org

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