Police Tape - Ocean City

Police Tape -- Ocean City

A man was assaulted in uptown Ocean City on Tuesday night, and during the scuffle, a gun fired and alarmed the neighborhood.

The Ocean City Police received a call about possible gunshots just after 9 p.m. near 144th Street, and when police arrived, they located the victim who was suffering from a head injury.

The injury, police said, was not from a gunshot wound as reported by the caller but was instead from getting hit over the head with a handgun.

When officers spoke to the victim, he said he invited the three people to his residence. While there, an altercation between the suspects and him led to him getting struck in the head with the gun. A shot was also fired inside the unit as the scuffle continued.

Police said the suspects stole some of the victim’s personal property before leaving, though details about the stolen items were not provided.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident, and nobody has been charged at this time.

The victim was seen by Ocean City EMS and refused further medical treatment.

This story appears in the print version of Ocean City Today on July 29, 2022.

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