Terence Dyson charged in shooting between rival groups

Terence Dyson (Photo: Charles County Sheriff's Office)

The Charles County Sheriff's office says they have arrested man who is a suspect in a shooting between two groups of friends that left two people injured.

Authorities have charged Terence Dyson, 18, with attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft and carrying a handgun.

On January 7, officers responded to the 6600 block of Bucknell Road around 12 a.m. for the report of a shooting, where they found a 16-year-old male with gunshot wounds to his torso. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Shortly afterwards, officers were called to the 2400 block of Gerard Court for report of shooting. There, a 19-year-old male was located inside his house with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators say the 16-year-old and his friends were involved in an altercation with the 19-year-old and his friends' moments earlier near the intersection of Bucknell Road and Chippewa Street. During the altercation, shots were fired into the group and two people were struck. The 19-year-old ran to his house and called 911 and the 16-year old collapsed on the scene.

Police say Dyson was a friend of the 19-year-old. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center.

Detectives are looking into the possibility that robbery was a motive.