CAMBRIDGE — Police arrested four men in connection with a fatal shooting on April 5 in Cambridge.
Maryland State Police took custody of the four men in separate arrests over a five-day period. Each are charged with first-degree murder.
The accused are identified as 21-year-old Da’Yon Lofland of Hurlock, 19-year-old Troy Rose Jr. of Federalsburg, 21-year-old Elijah Jordan of Cambridge and 21-year-old Justin Boyce of Hackensack, New Jersey.
All four men were located and arrested without incident at different locations; and after consultation with the Dorchester County State’s Attorney, all four have been charged with first-degree murder. The four men are being held without bond at the Dorchester County Detention Center.
Lofland was arrested on Thursday, April 15, in Annapolis, and Rose was arrested on Friday, April 16, in Easton. Carmon and Boyce were officially charged in Cambridge on Monday, April 19.
Police identified the victim in the April 5 shooting as 22-year-old Da’Jour Sorrell of Cambridge. He was pronounced deceased by personnel at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester after being transported from the scene. An autopsy determined Sorrell’s death was the result of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.
Shortly before 9:55 p.m. on April 5, officers from the Cambridge Police Department responded to the area of Greenwood Avenue and Gloria Richardson Circle in Cambridge for a reported shooting. Officers found the victim, later identified as Sorrell, lying on the ground with evidence of gunshot wounds.
A request was made for the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit to respond and conduct the investigation. Investigators from the Homicide Unit and the Criminal Enforcement Division responded to the scene, as did crime scene technicians from the State Police Forensic Sciences Division.
Police believe Sorrell was riding a bicycle in the area when shots were fired in his direction. Sorrell subsequently fell off of his bicycle, got up and ran onto Gloria Richardson Circle, where additional shots were fired. Sorrell was taken by ambulance by emergency medical personnel to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
State Police Homicide Unit investigators are actively investigating the incident with assistance from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Lower Shore and forensic analysts from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division. Cambridge Police, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Federalsburg Police Department and personnel from the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force are also assisting with the investigation. The Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office has been actively involved in providing guidance to support police during this investigation.
Anyone with information relevant to this case is asked to call 202-510-2847. The investigation continues.