Christmas Eve Shooting

(Harford County, MD – December 25, 2008) – Harford County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the shooting of a 33 year old man which occurred Wednesday, December 24, 2008.

At approximately 8:50 pm deputies responded to the area of Flying Point Road and Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood, MD in reference to a shooting. Harford County Sheriff’s deputies determined Richard Donald Wagner, 33, of the 3300 block of Abingdon Road, Abingdon, MD was driving along Willoughby Beach Road when he encountered two black males. After a short conversation, one of the black males produced a handgun and shot Wagner multiple times, striking him in the lower abdomen and arms. The two black males then stole the victim’s 1997 black Chevy Cavalier which was not displaying any registration. Wagner was treated at the scene by members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Department and transported by Maryland State Police Medivac to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 410-836-5442. Additionally Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the shooting. To be eligible for the reward, tipsters must call the 24-hour tip-line at 1-888-540-TIPS

News Release

December 25, 2008


  • Sgt. David Betz
  • Monica A. Worrell

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