Edgewater Man Arrested Following Argument Turned Shooting Incident at Area Bar, County Police Say

Anne Arundel County Police today announced the details of an argument turned shooting at an area bar which lead to the arrest of a 26 year old man from Edgewater. 

On Saturday, October 24, 2020 at approximately 12:09 a.m., officers responded to the Oyster Pier and Bar located at 48 South River Road in Edgewater for an armed subject with a handgun. Officers met with the victim who reported he and friends were in the parking lot smoking when they engaged in a verbal argument with the known suspect. The argument escalated and police say the suspect, Edward Lester Barton, 4th, of Edgewater, allegedly produced a handgun and fired several shots in the direction of the victim and others. Barton then fled the scene on foot. Officers, K-9, and the police helicopter were utilized in locating him a short distance away. 

Barton was arrested and charged accordingly.