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Three arrested after fatal shooting in Laurel

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three people have been arrested in connection to a Tuesday night shooting in Laurel, Md. that left a 22-year-old man dead.

According to Anne Arundel County police, Zelina Smith, 45, Daniel Stephens, 23, and Tyrik Smith, 25, were all arrested and charged in connection to the murder of Donnell Minick, 22, of Laurel.

Police say Zelina Smith drove Stephens, her brother, and Tyrik Smith, her son, to the 3400 block of Sudlersville South so Tyrik could visit his child. When they arrived, Tyrik Smith and Minick got into a physical altercation. During the altercation, witnesses said Stephens pulled out a handgun a shot Minick. The three then fled the scene in a vehicle driven by Zelina Smith.

About an hour after the incident, detectives found Zelina's Smith vehicle, which was occupied by Smith and a juvenile. The two were transported to Anne Arundel County police headquarters.

Police then obtained arrest warrants for Stephens and Tyrik Smith and arrested them on Wednesday.

Stephens and Tyrik Smith face multiple charges in connection to the murder, including first and second degree murder and first and second degree assault. Zelina Smith has been charged as an accessory after the fact with first and second degree murder.

Stephens and Tyrik Smith are Montgomery Village residents, while Zelina Smith lives in Laurel.

An autopsy will be done Wednesday in order to determine the cause and manner of Minick's death.

This is a very fluid and active investigation and the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling Homicide Detective Jason McNemar 410-222-4756. If people with information wish to remain anonymous, they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.


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