(COLORA, MD) – Maryland State Police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division, Northern Region, continue to investigate a shooting on July 1, 2014 of a Cecil County man.
The victim is identified as Jonathan Pascuzzi, 23, of the unit block of Liddell Road in Colora. Pascuzzi was transported by medevac to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for the treatment of his injuries.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, State Police have charged Pascuzzi’s younger brother, James Pascuzzi, 21, of the same address with manufacturing and possession of marijuana, drug trafficking and other firearm and drug related charges. He is being held at the Cecil County Detention Center.
Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, troopers at the North East Barrack received a phone call reporting a shooting in the backyard of Pascuzzi’s residence in Colora. Upon their arrival, Jonathan Pascuzzi was found sitting on the front porch with what appeared to be two gunshot wounds.
Emergency medical personnel immediately treated Jonathan at the scene until the arrival of the Maryland State Police medevac. Jonathan was subsequently transported to Shock Trauma for the treatment of his injuries.
Troopers on the scene set up a perimeter. K-9 units from the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office and the Rising Sun Police Department also responded to the scene to search the area. Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division processed the scene and collected evidence.
During the course of the investigation on Wednesday, July 2, a search warrant was executed at the Liddell Road residence after consulting with the Cecil County State’s Attorney. Three regulated handguns were located along with drugs and drug paraphernalia which led to the charges against James Pascuzzi.
As the investigation continues, troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division, Northern Region continue to interview witnesses. Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is urged to call Maryland State Police at the North East Barrack at 410-996-7800.