FCSO investigate a shooting in Frederick County

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In an email from Lieutenant Warren Goznell of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) officials have identified a murder victim in a homicide.

On Thurs. Dec. 30 FCSO deputies responded to a shooting death in the 100 block of Dick’s Hollow Road.

The victim has now been identified as 32 year old Walter Ray Long Jr. of Valley Mill Road.

Homeowner Gerald Marple has been charged with being a felon in possession of a fire arm in the incident.

Marple could be facing more charges in the investigation.

Marple shot Long once after what appeared to be an altercation and assault.

42 year old Jeffery Brian Smith has also been arrested in relation to the assault on Marple.

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