Crime tape

SALISBURY — A Cambridge man has been arrested on murder, gun and assault charges for allegedly killing a 42-year-old man and injuring a 50-year-old woman in Salisbury earlier this month.

Maryland State Police announced Monday the arrest Damon Kirkland Hall, 25, on first-degree murder, second-degree murder, attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault and multiple firearm related charges.

Hall was arrested Friday, Oct. 15.

He is charged with fatally shooting Emmanual Jones, 42, and injuring Patrice Trader, 50, — both of Salisbury — after police discovered them suffering from gunshot wounds on Oct. 12.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.12, the Salisbury Police Department received a 911 call for a welfare check at a residence in the 300 block of Martin Street in Salisbury. Upon their arrival, Jones and Trader were found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were immediately transported to the hospital for treatment.

Jones was pronounced dead TidalHealth Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury. An autopsy by the Office of the State Medical Examiner ruled Jones’ death as homicide by multiple gunshot wounds.

Trader also was transported to Peninsula General and then on to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she continues to receive treatment.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene along with detectives from the Salisbury Police Department. A search warrant was obtained and subsequently executed at the Martin Street residence. Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police also responded to process the scene for evidence.

Police believe this was not a random attack and the victims were targeted. The investigation is continuing.

Hall is being held without bond. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Nov. 15.

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