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Update: Man Found Shot In The Face Near Townsend, Two Arrested

Maryland State Police have updated the shooting that First State Update reported on Monday.

Readers will remember that we reported that a shooting victim was transported from the 1600 block of Caldwell Corner Road west of Townsend just before 7:30 that evening. We reported that Delaware Troopers Were investigating the possibility that the shooting may have occurred on the Maryland side of the state line.

Maryland State Police now say that on January 4, 2021, Delaware Investigators responded to the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware for a gunshot wound victim. The victim, identified as a 23-year-old-man, had been shot at least once in the face, according to Maryland State Police.

A joint investigation between the Maryland State Police and Delaware State Police revealed the victim and several other individuals were at a residence on Golts Caldwell Road in Galena, Maryland, at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Monday, when a verbal argument ensued between the victim and Anthony Ball, 32, from Delaware, over a trailer. The preliminary investigation indicates that a short time later, Brandon Flowers, 35, from Delaware, attempted to unhook the victim’s trailer from his truck. The victim attempted to stop Flowers from detaching the trailer from the truck and Flowers shot the victim in the face, according to police.

Flowers and Ball fled the scene after the shooting, according to police. Ball was apprehended in Delaware a short time later without incident. Flowers was arrested today in Dover, Delaware, without incident.

Brandon Flowers was charged with attempted 1st degree murder, attempted 2nd degree murder, reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit 2nd degree assault, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, conspiracy to commit 2nd degree murder, 2nd degree assault and 1st degree assault. Flowers is being held in Delaware pending extradition to Maryland.

Anthony Ball was charged with attempted 1st degree murder, attempted 2nd degree murder, conspiracy-reckless endangerment, conspiracy-assault 2nd degree, conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder, conspiracy to commit 2nd degree murder, 2nd degree assault and 1st degree assault. Ball was processed at the Maryland State Police Centreville Barrack. Following that, he was taken before a court commissioner for an initial bond hearing.

The victim remains at the Christiana Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. Initial reports from the scene indicate that he suffered significant injures to his nose and one of his eyes.

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