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On August 4, 2018, at approximately 10:30 P.M. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Lee Drive in Lexington Park, for reports of a fight in progress with shots fired. Investigation determined Tyrell Marquice Birdine, age 17 of Lexington Park, was carrying a firearm on his person and discharged the weapon after a physical confrontation at a party.
According to witnesses, Birdine retrieved a firearm from his waistband and proceeded to fire several rounds into the crowd outside. Two residences in the immediate area were struck with projectiles. No injuries have been reported from this incident. Birdine fled the area on foot, and was ultimately apprehended on August 6, 2018, and charged as an adult with the following offenses:
- Assault 1st Degree
- Reckless Endangerment
- Handgun on Person
- Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime
- Threat of Mass Violence
- Possession of Firearm/Minor
- Dangerous Weapon Conceal
- Assault 2nd Degree
Birdine is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Skyler Lefave at (301) 475-4200 extension *1983 or by email at Skyler.Lefave@stmarysmd.com.
Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.
For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff.