I ran across this information on Facebook today:

NEWS RELEASE: Police make arrests in Columbia homicide

Howard County police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of Ronald Carolina Jr. in Columbia on March 28.

Daniel Keantay Owens, 24, of Cedar Lane in Columbia and Antonio Donte Bardney, 18, of Rivendell Lane in Columbia were arrested yesterday and are being charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and related charges. They are still in the booking process.

On March 28 at approximately 5:21 p.m., police responded to the 5400 block of Old Tucker Row for a report of a subject shot. The victim, 27-year-old Ronald Carolina, Jr., of Columbia, was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Howard County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police believe the incident was drug-related but are continuing to investigate the motive and whether other suspects were involved. No further information is available at this time. A reward of up to $5,000 is still being offered for any information related to this incident. Contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.


Scott E