On November 26 at 12:30 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Copley Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and immediately provided medical care to the victim – a 48-year-old male – who had a wound from a bullet that grazed his head. Officers were able to obtain a description of the suspects and their vehicle, and a lookout was dispatched. A responding officer located the suspects’ vehicle on Oak Manor Drive.

Officers established a perimeter and set up surveillance. As the suspects attempted to leave the area, officers initiated a traffic stop and took them into custody without incident. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated.

Through further investigation, detectives learned the victim and suspects were involved in an argument when one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot the victim. Timothy Darren Proctor, Jr., 33, of Washington, DC, was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and other related charges. The second suspect was released pending further investigation. Det. J. Elliott is investigating.

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...