U of Md-Eastern Shore Students Nominated for Top Honors in Attempted First Degree Murder
One UMES student gets an Oscar for Dumb College Kid
PRINCESS ANNE, MD (March 2, 2016) – Some folks just haven’t heard that ‘black lives matter’ and instead, two men in Princess Anne now sit in the clink on charges that they tried to make ‘other’s lives splatter’ with gunfire. When college students decide to become criminals, they ought to bone up a little bit on standard crime spree stuff.
One of the alleged gunmen, James Okoro, is about as stupid as they get. Police say that they were looking for four suspects involved in a shooting who fled in a Tahoe after hitting the victim’s Lincoln head-on after crossing the center line of Somerset Ave in Princess Anne. Police say the gunmen abandoned the Tahoe not far from the shooting. Okoro waltzed into the police station of the college cops to inquire about the Tahoe he had dumped. After he had shown up, Maryland State Troopers awarded him the Academy Award for Best Gunplay by a Stupid College Kid and put him in bracelets.
Maryland State Police report the situation with a little less flair, but it is their job to be like Sgt. Joe Friday – ‘just the facts, ma’am, just the facts’.
Police say that two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting incident in Somerset County on February 25, 2016.
The first accused is identified as James Okoro, 20, of 30630 UMES Boulevard in Princess Anne, Md., who was arrested on February 26, 2016, on an arrest warrant obtained by Maryland State Police.
Police say the second accused is Calcius Agyemang-Asirifi, 22, of 11777 Somerset Avenue, Apt. 7, in Princess Anne, who was arrested on March 1, 2016, at his apartment, by UMES officers on a warrant obtained by the Maryland State Police. Okoro and Agyemang-Asirifi were both charged with attempted 1st-degree murder, attempted 2nd-degree murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault. Both men have been arrested on arrest warrants and were transported to the Somerset County Detention Center.
Just before 5:00 p.m. on February 25, 2016, Maryland State troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack, along with officers from the Princess Anne Police Department and sheriff’s deputies from Somerset County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 12000-block of Somerset Avenue in Princess Anne for a report of shots fired. This call was placed by one of the victims.
The preliminary investigation revealed the victims had an altercation with an unknown person early in the day. As time elapsed the victims attempted to leave the area where the altercation initiated. The victims attempted to leave in a black and tan Lincoln Town Car southbound on Somerset Avenue. A burgundy Chevrolet Tahoe that through investigation revealed Okoro was given permission to be in possession of, traveling northbound, crossed the center line and struck the Lincoln Town car head on. At the time of the crash, four men reportedly exited the Tahoe.
Police believe at least two shots were fired into the victim’s vehicle after the crash. Both victims were able to exit their vehicle, run for shelter and escape unharmed. Four suspects reportedly fled the scene in the Tahoe, which was found abandoned at Loretto Road in Princess Anne.
Two of the four reported suspects have been taken into custody. Okoro was taken into custody by state troopers at the UMES Police Department as he inquired about obtaining the burgundy Tahoe. Agyemang-Asirifi was arrested at his apartment by UMES Police officers, on an arrest warrant obtained by the Maryland State Police. The search continues for two additional suspects who are unidentified at this time. A firearm has not been recovered at this time.
State Police investigators have received some leads and information, but are hoping others with information will come forward. Callers may remain anonymous. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack at (443) 260-3700. This investigation is still active and ongoing.
Agyemang-Asirifi was arrested for possession of an open container of alcohol via citation on March 4, 2014, by Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputy J. Herbert. With the assistance of a taxpayer-provided public defender, Agyemang-Asirifi had his plea deal arranged which ordered him to pay a $25 fine when he entered a guilty plea. Without a taxpayer-provided lawyer, he could have paid a fine of $100.
Charged with assault by Prince Georges Officer T. Cuthbertson via a warrant in Prince George’s County District Court on Nov. 2, 2011, the charge was dumped by Prince George’s County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks on June 4, 2012. Calcius Kojo Agyemang-Asirifi lived at 3401 Jeff Road in Upper Marlboro, Md., in 2011
With these two arrests the only items thus far in the budding criminal career of Agyemang-Asirifi, his graduation to an alleged drive-by shooting will certainly earn him the respect of his fellow alleged thugs and another taxpayer-provided attorney.
James Okoro posted on his Facebook page that he is from Baltimore and lives in Landover, Md., when he is not attending the University of Maryland Eastern Shore located in Princess Anne, Md.
College student Okoro posted this message on his Facebook page when a friend asked him where he has been. “School I go too umes… i been pass the school i didnt think u worked there anymore.”
Okoro might be able to finish his college education the nearby state prison up the road a piece at Westover, Md. He is charged with 16 counts of use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, wearing a dangerous and deadly weapon, attempted first-degree murder and all around failure to do good.
Other than speeding tickets and pot charge, Okoro has no recorded background to substantiate how he believes he was ready to tackle such heinous crimes without absolutely any training. He must have missed the college course entitled “How to be a good and productive citizen, work hard, study hard and get a good job”.
Okoro will have his arraignment on March 16, 2016, in Circuit Court for Somerset County, Md., and a jury trial set for July 27, 2016, which should allow him time to register for fall classes – in the big house.