State Police arrest two in Caroline shooting

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Tony Elliott Jr.

GREENSBORO — Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Upper Shore arrested two suspects June 25 who were involved with a shooting that occurred June 24 in Caroline County.

One of the accused is identified as Tony Elliott Jr., 22 of the 4600 block of Skinners Run Road in Hurlock. Elliott is being charged with attempted first degree murder, reckless endangerment, and first and second degree assault. Elliott was arrested at 5:30 a.m. Thursday and is currently being held without bond at the Caroline County Detention Center.

The other suspect, 17-years-old, was arrested shortly before midnight June 24 and is in police custody. He is not being identified at this time because he is a juvenile. He is also charged with attempted first degree murder, reckless endangerment, and first and second degree assault. He is currently being held at Caroline County Detention Center.

The victim is identified as Cory Mayes, 18 of the 25,000 block of Hill Road in Greensboro. He was transported Wednesday evening to Kent General Hospital in Dover, Del. for medical treatment. Police believe Mayes is acquainted with the suspects involved.

On June 24, at approximately 7 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack, assisted by officers from the Greensboro Police Department responded to the 25000 block of Hill Road in Greensboro for the report of a shooting. Upon the arrival of responding emergency personnel, Mayes was located inside of the residence suffering from a single gunshot wound in the torso.

Witnesses at the scene, along with statements from the victim identified the suspects. Both suspects were located at their respective residences in Caroline County and taken into custody without incident by the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team. Sheriff deputies from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police are still actively investigating additional leads. Anyone with information is urged to call the Maryland State Police, Easton Barrack at (410) 822-3101.

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