Howard County police are identifying the victim in a May 30 non-fatal shooting in Columbia as Jaden Ealey, 21, of Columbia. Ealey remains in critical condition at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

At approximately 7:10 p.m., police were called to the 6000 block of Foreland Garth for a report of shots fired. Officers located Ealey behind the Exxon gas station suffering from gunshot wounds. Through investigation, detectives believe the shooting was not random and may have been drug-related.

There is no suspect information available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-313-STOP or



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May 30th: Howard County police are investigating a non-fatal shooting on May 30th in Columbia


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