Columbia man sentenced to 12 years for Attempted Second-Degree Murder

Tarik Parker Dorsey, age 22, pleaded guilty to Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and was sentenced today by Howard County Circuit Court Judge Mary Kramer to 30 years suspending all but 12 years in prison.

On October 3, 2020, Howard County Police responded to the 5600 block of Cedar Lane at approximately 8:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting and located two adult male victims, Sherod Madison Hogue, of Columbia and Gregory Peck McGraw of Baltimore. Both victims were transported to Shock Trauma as a result of their injuries and later released.

Upon arriving at the scene, police learned that a group of people had gathered to shoot a music video. Dorsey engaged in a verbal dispute with Hogue that turned into a fight. After the two were physically separated by nearby witnesses, Dorsey then shot Hogue twice, wounding him in his chest and arm. McGraw was standing behind Hogue and was injured as well. After the shooting, Dorsey fled the scene to an unknown location.

Upon release, Dorsey will be placed on supervised probation for 5 years and must not have any contact with the victim, Sherod Hogue.

General Crimes Unit Chief Maurice Frazier and Assistant State’s Attorney Melissa Montgomery prosecuted this case.


Here is the original story on the incident: Howard County Police investigating nonfatal double shooting in Columbia – October 4th

And the follow up: Man charged in October 3rd double shooting in Columbia – October 7th

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