Pasadena, Md. - A 19-year-old man was charged Monday with being an accessory after the fact in a Pasadena drive-by shooting that killed one man and injured another.
Investigators believe Paul James Michael drove the SUV used in the fatal shooting, according to a release from the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney’s Office. He is facing a single charge of accessory after the statute.
The gunman, Ronald McLeod, pleaded guilty in July to first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery. Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence with 60 years to serve in jail.
Witness accounts and posts to social media lead investigators to suspect McLeod and Michael in connection with the shooting, according to the release.
The charges and conviction stem from an incident last year.
On Oct. 13, 2012 an SUV drove past the Pasadena home of Darren Costa, made a U-turn, then a passenger leaned out the window and starting firing a gun at 20-year-old Costa and Matthew Morrow, 21, who were standing outside at the time.
Morrow was shot in the chest and arm and died as a result of his injuries. Costa survived.
Michael is serving a sentence on unrelated charges at the Jennifer Road Detention Center and is slated for an Oct. 28 arraignment on the new charges.
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