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20-year-old charged for murder of man at Frederick County restaurant Sunday, police say

Police say the victim was trying to intervene in a dispute between a man and woman when he was shot multiple times.

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — Police have announced an arrest in the murder of a man at a fast-food joint in Frederick Sunday. 

Darin Tyler Robey, 20, has been charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault and firearm charges following the fatal shooting of Jaion Antonio Penamon at a local Burger King.

Officers with the Frederick County Police Department say they were called to the 100 block of Routzahn's Way around 7:15 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

Preliminary investigations revealed a man and a woman got into an altercation inside the Burger King where the incident occurred. 

Police say Penamon attempted to intervene and was shot in the vestibule area of the restaurant. He was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Frederick County Sheriff's Office along with Maryland State Police and Brunswick Police Department all aided in the investigation with FPD which lead to a quick arrest. 

Even with a suspect in custody, this is still an active and ongoing investigation. FPD is requesting anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information regarding the incident contact Detective Jones at 240-674-7058 or KJones@frederickmdpolice.org. Callers may also remain anonymous and contact the Frederick Police Department’s Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477).

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