May 19, 2009
Three men charged in assault, attempted shooting of security guard
Howard County police have charged three men in the assault and attempted shooting of a Columbia security guard Wednesday night. Rick Britton, 20, of Odenton, was charged with attempted murder; Derrod Peterson, 18, and Darnell Furby, 16, both of Columbia, were charged with assault. Furby was charged as an adult.
Police were called to the 8800 block of Flowerstock Row around 9 p.m. Wednesday for reports of shots fired. Upon their arrival, they located a 27-year-old male security guard on-duty who had been confronted by a group of young men. The guard reported to officers that he had been punched in the face and that one of the men had fired multiple gunshots at him. He was not struck by the gunfire. As the guard fled, the suspects entered his security vehicle and stole money.
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