Police: Edgewood Man Shot During Custody Exchange

The man was wounded in Belcamp, and was flown from his residence in Edgewood.

An Edgewood man was shot in the shoulder after an altercation with his wife's ex-husband during the drop-off of two children, police said.

The incident, first reported by Patch on Tuesday night, took place around 5:40 p.m. that day in the 4200 block of Chapelgate Court in Belcamp, police said.

Two men were injured, one by the gun, the other by gunshot. One man was airlifted to Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where he was treated and released before being arrested.

According to a Harford County Sheriff's Office release, deputies responded to the Belcamp residence of David Woodfolk, 35, who was found with a head injury. They determined that Woodfolk and David LaMont Gregg, 40, of the 3400 block of Periwinkle Way in Edgewood, got into a fight after Gregg was dropping off Woodfolk's children.

According to the release, the children were 9 and 3 years old.

Police said while approaching the home, Gregg pulled a handgun and pointed it toward Woodfolk, leading to an altercation. During the fight, Gregg was shot in the shoulder.

Deputles later responded to Gregg's home in Edgewood, from where he was flown to Shock Trauma, treated treated and released. 

Gregg was arrested upon his return home and charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm in the commission of an assault and carrying a concealed dangerous weapon, according to the sheriff's office release.

Gregg is being held without bond at the Harford County Detention Center, according to online court records.

JDK January 02, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Can we just build a huge wall around Edgewood and not let any of them out? Such trash and those poor kids. I am sure they will not fall far from the tree with an upbringing like that.
holly January 02, 2013 at 03:34 PM
^somebody's judgement is based on a typical stereotype. What cloud do you live on?
Hazzard Native January 02, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Harford-Cecil Visitation Center exists for cases like this, it is on Old Post Rd. in Aberdeen.
sp0t January 02, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Funny you mention the Police Station as a drop-off. After my girlfriend was assaulted by her ex during a pick-up at his place we began using a HarCo Sheriff's office (with me making the pick-ups instead of my gf) and things have improved, if only because he and his wife are unable to interact with my girlfriend anymore. Not coincidentally, they (the ex and his wife) now want the location changed because they claim that visiting a police station is "damaging the mind" of their daughter. Yes, that is an exact quote. The police station that she visited last year on a school field trip is now damaging to her mind... I wish I was making this crap up. My wacky story aside, the Police officers at the station are very understanding and the location is safe and public, the exact opposite of what an abuser / confrontational person wants in situations like ours and the one mentioned in the article. If we had known the Police Station was an option we would have used it a long time ago.
Leroy Smith January 02, 2013 at 07:04 PM
JDK, you are a fool to make a statement like that. Who do you think you are to call anyone trash? There are fools in Bel Air, Abingdon, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and other areas in Harford County and other counties in Maryland. The only perfect person who has the right to judge other people just had his birthday celebrated. Or can you also walk on water? People like you make me sick.
John Dewittsheimer January 02, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Read Harford county blotter for a few weeks straight, view the established trends for calls of service in the various areas of the county, then report back with geographical survey.
Karl Schuub January 02, 2013 at 08:00 PM
We don't know the circumstances of what happened here but wise cracks about crime in Edgewood are well founded. Your annual chances of being the victim of a violent crime are 1 in 112 in Edgewood, 1 in 192 in Belair, 1 in 202 in the state as a whole and 1 in 2,255 in Fallston. Yes, that's right 1 in 2,255 vs. 1 in 112. Where would you want to live?
franking January 02, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Where did those stats come from?
Karl Schuub January 02, 2013 at 08:54 PM
I'm not wasting my time justifying reality to you. Look it up - demographics and crime are public record. You couldn't pay me to live in Edgewood and it has nothing to do with the color of the residents but the safety of living in your home or just walking to your car. Edgewood has been a crime center in the county for decades - it's nothing new. However crime stats, particularly violent crime stats are up everywhere and Edgewood follows suit...notice as the population of Abingdon and Edgewood begin to blend the crime rates in Abingdon have gone up as well. If I lived in Abingdon along the borders of Edgewood I'd have my property on the market now. They've redrawn the school districts putting Abingdon kids in what have before now been Edgewood schools. I wouldn't put a kid of mine in a mess like that for any amount of money.
Leroy Smith January 02, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Hey Karl, it's easy to say you aren't going to waste your time trying to justify anything. If you can't walk the walk, don't talk the talk, fool.
Karl Schuub January 02, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Edgewood is a more dangerous place to live and as far back as I can remember always has been...call me whatever you want and it won't change that.
Paul Potts January 02, 2013 at 10:05 PM
There are reasons the Sheriffs dept will not send just 1 car to a call in parts of Edgewood.
Leroy Smith January 03, 2013 at 12:14 AM
It may be true that Edgewood is a dangerous place to live, but that doesn't give you the right to call anyone trash or to paint a whole area's population as bad because of a lot of stupid criminals. Funny how every so often I read about crime in Bel Air and other close by neighborhoods. I don't judge the whole neighborhood on the actions of a few nit-wits who can't or won't control themselves. Most medium sized or large cities where there is a uneducated or poor class of people have high crime areas.
franking January 03, 2013 at 06:20 AM
The stat about Edgewood is not what I'm doubting. You're free not to source your stats, and I'm free not to believe them.
Terry January 03, 2013 at 06:21 AM
The Maryland Judicial website shows that Mr. Gregg is a convicted felon. I wonder why he was not also charged as a "Felon In Possession Of A Firearm"? A felon possession of a firearm, and using the same in a crime, is the reason for a majority of crimes using a firearm in this country. It is NOT the firearms that commit the crime!
Matt January 03, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Do you know the exact article and section? I just checked the charging document guide, there's seemingly no charge for merely possessing a firearm if you're a convicted felon.
Matt January 03, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Never mind, found it. It's in the Public Safety section. PS 5-133 b and c. Interesting. I wonder if the State's Attorney will add any of those charges through the Grand Jury.
Viv Gurrera January 03, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Maybe a church(with the blessing of the minister, priest, rabbi, etc.)would be a safe common ground to exchange precious children!
Mary Klopcic January 03, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Why isn't anybody asking WHY children are allowed unsupervised visits with their hoodlum parents in the first place?! If a man has enough anger in him to pull a gun on another adult I can't imagine he's a responsible father to his children. Of course the children saw this happen. Where else would they be? And most likely this is not an isolated incident in their lives. Domestic violence is grossly under reported and grossly under protected. I am glad to hear that police stations can be used as places of exchange. I will inform my friends of this who are terrified to leave their children with violent exhusbands for mandatory abuse....uh...visitation. If we really cared about the children it would be a lot easier to restrict these visits with known violent offenders.
Karl Schuub January 03, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Care to locate the sentence or phrase where I called anyone in Edgewood trash? I didn't so you won't find it - my claim was safety and crime and how it relates to Edgewood. I feel sorry for the decent people trapped there either because they can't sell thier homes or it's the only place they can afford. Typical; so typical that any suggestion that certain areas in the county attract and birth crime is met with such knee jerk that I actually think you believe you read something racist; you're just so sure it's there. The racist; the reactionary isn't me; it's you. We ought to be able to be honest about crime, demographics, location, poverty, education and culture or nothing will ever be solved.
Leonard January 03, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Whoa, I live in Edgewood. I believe in a nice community (Westshore) As far as this story goes I believe there is allot more to it that wasn't printed. Why would a man just go to drop his children off and withdraw a handgun in the process? I'd bet money the father was told something by his children that led to this. Trust me I know how messy this type of situation can be. Stories are past back and forth and depending on the charater of the adults it can escalate to this even. But a huge wall around Edgewood that's kind of goofy. Let's just keep the kids in prayer they will be separated from their father who at least was taking time to spend with them even though he allowed his temper to come before his freedom but in fairness to him any parent can go crazy in the name of their children the right circumstance.
Leonard January 03, 2013 at 01:47 PM
I've lived in Edgewood since 2000 and grew up and lived in Aberdeen until then. Crime is everywhere. I remember as a young child a man being killed right down the street from me. a man being shot 2 houses down from me. There were parts of Aberdeen that were dangerous and parts that were not. Likewise with Edgewood. The thing is if we wanted to we could say the same about Belair and start naming of neighborhood infested with drugs. Hard heads are all over the county, so are thugs, drug abusers, protitutes and every other manner of criminal. It is what it is.
Karl Schuub January 03, 2013 at 02:03 PM
You're making excuses...fact is while yes, crime is everywhere, crime, particularly violent crimes are concentrated in predictable areas. Why is there more crime in Edgewood or Aberdeen (to use your example). Is it poverty? Are violent crimes economic crimes; and if so, explain why areas in West Virginia with poverty more prevalent than that in Edgewood have far less violent crime. What drives crime? These are the discussion we ought to be having rather than acting like ostriches and pointing fingers whenever somebody dare get their head out of that hole in the ground.
Leonard January 03, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Hey, with all due respect I don't make excuses for inexcusable behavior. The truth is crime is everywhere. I'm no bleeding heart liberal. I have a son sitting in the detention center (Again) I love him but I refuse to go up there and I refuse to send any money. If you want to hang with dad then maintain your freedom. I live in Westshore in Edgewood. The worst crime I know of in the last month was illegal parking by a mailbox on my street. Generalizing saying "EDGEWOOD" only makes a person sound detached from whats really going on in the county and relying on the Aegis as their eyes and ears. There was allot of things left out of the blotter from Belair and Aberdeen when we were heading into this BRAC move and all of these people were coming here from New Jersey. This propaganda started back when the bloods were in their hey day in Edgewood. But you hardly hear much about Crips in Aberdeen. Those boys were killing people as well. When you're truly connected to the streets and community you have a well balanced picture of what's up that's never printed. You know who the dirty cops are and we have some, you know who the players are, and let me tell you a bunch of them are in Belair and Fallston but doing their dirt in Edgewood.
Karl Schuub January 03, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Yes, I've also heard many times about some of the less reported activities in Aberdeen. Used to be near race riots over there; it was well known and underreported. I'll certainly acknowledge there are pockets in any neighborhood where the homeowners care. Good luck with your son - must be tough.
netty January 03, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Regardless of what area you live in harford county, violence is every where. Children do not need to see things like this!!
Zane C.Waldon Sr. January 04, 2013 at 12:15 AM
We r living in some terrible times when. No one is thinking what's best 4 the children but themselves, I'm gonna continue 2 pray on this subject
Edgewood Alumni January 04, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Edgewood has it's quiet and nice areas too. Edgewood has hard working, intelligent people who live and work in and around Edgewood. Racial and Cultural diversity exist in Edgewood and Aberdeen, mainly due to the military presence. However, diversity should not be frowned upon. I'm a life long native of Edgewood, heard these stories all my life and while crime is higher, it helps to use common sense. Stay away from areas you know are dangerous-just like you would in the city and stay away from those who live dangerous lifestyles. Most of the people who commit violent crimes in edgewood are not native Harford County residents but migrated from areas outside of the county. Again, I have managed to live in Edgewood since 1974, without incidence. I am also a successful business owner. Use common sense before making unfair comments and generalizing one area. Thankyou.
MAXIE Hazelwith January 05, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Karl, certainly not Sandy Hook, Connecticut
noneya January 08, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Whats crazy is that it happened on the same street i live on!!! never in my life did i ever think there would be a shooting literally 5 houses up from where i live. i feel horrible for the children but WTF im sure none of the families or kids that live close feel safe now. im putting my house up for sale and moving to the damn country!


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