UPDATED: 9 Now Arrested in July 4th Cambridge Shooting

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UPDATED – 7/29/22 – 3pm – Five more people have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that left a 24 year old man dead on July 4th in Dorchester County. Maryland State Police arrested 21 year old Lawar Turner of Ridgely, 24 year old Markeem Turner of Denton and 26 year old Candre Meekins of Cambridge.

Two other men arrested in connection with the murder are identified as Naa’il Thompson, 22, and Devon
Cannon, 26, both of Cambridge.

Police have arrested a total of 9 men in connection with the murder of 24 year old Tyuane Johnson, who was found lying on the ground after he’s been shot on Crosby Lane just before 9pm on July 4th.

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Naa’il Thompson was arrested on Sunday, July 24, 2022 and charged with registered firearm/illegal possession, loaded handgun on person and illegal possession of ammunition. Devon Cannon was arrested on Monday, July 25, 2022 and is charged with registered firearm/illegal possession and handgun on person. Both Thompson and Cannon were transported to the Dorchester County Detention Center.

Lawar Turner is charged with multiple counts of attempted first degree murder, first degree assault,
possession of a loaded handgun along with other related criminal charges. Markeem Turner is charged
with multiple counts of first and second degree assault and reckless endangerment, along with use of a
firearm in a felony crime and other related criminal charges. Candre Meekins is charged with first and
second degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm in a felony crime and other related
criminal charges.

Lawar Turner and Markeem Turner were transported to the Caroline County Detention Center. Candre
Meekins was transported to the Dorchester County Detention Center.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit continues to work the investigation with assistance from the Cambridge City Police Department. Several law enforcement agencies are assisting with the investigation to include the U.S. Marshals Service, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, the Dorchester County Task Force, Talbot County Task Force, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Police. Troopers from the Easton and Centreville Barracks, the Maryland State Police S.T.A.T.E. Team, Computer Crimes Unit and Forensic Sciences Division are working on this case. The Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Caroline County State’s Attorney’s Office and Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office are also providing assistance.

Additional arrests may be pending further investigation. Anyone with information relevant to this
investigation is urged to contact police at 443-298-9447. Callers may remain confidential. The
investigation is continuing.

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UPDATED – 7/15/22 – 6:30pm – Four men from Cambridge, Easton and Grasonville have been arrested by Maryland State Police in a July 4th shooting in Dorchester County. Cambridge Police were called to Cosby Lane for a shooting and found 24 year old Tyuane Johnson of Cambridge on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds. Johnson died from his injuries at Dorchester General Hospital – and the Medical Examiner has ruled his death a homicide.

The accused are identified as:

  • Deondray Stanford, 22, of Cambridge, MD. Stanford is charged with first degree murder, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and other related criminal charges.
  • Dominic Savage, 32, of Cambridge, MD. Savage is charged with reckless endangerment, loaded handgun on person, firearm possession with felony conviction and illegal possession of ammunition.
  • Rahkeem Beck, 25, of Easton, MD. Beck is charged with reckless endangerment, loaded handgun on person, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
  • Isaiah Handy, 23, of Grasonville, MD. Handy is charged with firearm possession with felony conviction, loaded handgun on person, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of ammunition.

Additional arrests are pending further investigation.  

Several law enforcement agencies are assisting with the investigation including the U.S. Marshals Service, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, the Dorchester County Task Force, Talbot County Task Force, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Police. Troopers from the Easton and Centreville Barracks, the Maryland State Police S.T.A.T.E. Team, personnel from the Computer Crimes Unit and Forensic Sciences Division are also working on this case. The Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office and Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office are providing assistance.  

Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is urged to contact police at 443-298-9447.

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A fatal shooting in Cambridge is under investigation.
According to Maryland State Police, Cambridge Police officers responded to the 1,000-block of Cosby Lane Monday shortly before 9:00 p.m. A man was found lying on the ground with apparent gunshot wounds.
Police said 24-year-old Tyuane Johnson Jr. of Cambridge died at Dorchester General Hospital. Autopsy results produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner indicate that the cause of death was homicide from a gunshot wound.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Maryland State Police at 443-298-9447.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to assume the investigation, with assistance of the Cambridge City Police Department. Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division dispatched crime scene technicians to process the scene for evidence. The Dorchester County State’s Attorney also responded to the scene.

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