20-Year-Old Shot and Killed Wednesday in Cumberland

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CUMBERLAND, MD – A 20-year-old Cumberland resident, Travon Lee Morris was shot and killed in the area of Memorial Avenue and First Street Wednesday afternoon. Police responded to a call at around 1:51 pm of one male victim shot and requiring medical assistance.

Police said bystanders and first responders immediately initiated life saving measures and the victim was transported to the hospital; however, he later succumbed to his injuries.

“While conducting the investigation at the scene several witnesses identified a suspect who had fled on foot,” the department said in a statement. “Cumberland Police Officers with the help of Allegany County Sheriff’s Deputies, Maryland State Troopers and Natural Resource Police Officers then began a search of the area and later located the suspect identified as Gavin Wayne Huckabay, age 20, in the area of Wempe Drive where he was placed into custody.”

Detectives from the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit assisted by Maryland State Police Detectives and Crime Lab Technicians responded to investigate further. As a result of the investigation Gavin Wayne Huckabay, age 20, of Cumberland was charged with first degree murder. At the time of this press release Huckabay is awaiting his initial appearance.

“This incident is a terrible tragedy; our thoughts go out to the families involved. The police department is appreciative of all the help that the community gave us as well as our partner public safety agencies in bringing this matter to a quick resolution,” Chief Ternent said. “This appears to be an isolated incident which resulted in the arrest of the suspect without any other danger to the community.”

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