Crime, Police/Fire

Carney man arrested, charged in connection with Nottingham shooting death

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County have identified and charged a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a man on Stillmeadow Road in Nottingham on Monday evening.

Sahmir Pasha Tahlib Smokes, 20, of the unit block of Bernadotte Court in the Seven Courts Community in Carney (21234), has been charged with first-degree murder and held on no bail status pending a bail review hearing.

The investigation determined that Smokes and the victim, identified as 20-year-old Nygel Allen-Lee Simmons, knew each other and had an ongoing dispute.

Simmons was parked on Stillmeadow Road around 6:30 p.m. when Smokes walked up to the car and shot Simmons.

Smokes fled the scene but was seen leaving the area in a vehicle parked nearby on Arwell Court.

Officers quickly located the suspect vehicle and stopped it at South and Baltimore Street in Baltimore City.

Smokes, the passenger, was arrested along with the driver, who was later released without charge after detectives determined the driver had no knowledge of the crime.

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