Joshua Vincent Payne and Daitoine Vincent Payne
Joshua Vincent Payne and Daitoine Vincent Payne
Joshua Vincent Payne and Daitoine Vincent Payne

UPDATE – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested and charged two men with numerous firearms offenses stemming from a shooting that occurred on June 24, 2022 in Lexington Park.

Arrested and charged were Daitoine Vincent Payne, age 21 of Lexington Park, and Joshua Alexander Mason, age 38 of Lexington Park, in the shooting which injured a 43-year-old man in the area of Exquisite Court in Lexington Park.

During the investigation, items of evidence, in conjunction with multiple witness accounts, determined an earlier altercation took place between the victim and Mason. Payne and Mason later returned to the incident location armed with several firearms and assaulted the victim.

On June 30, 2022, Payne was observed walking through the Columbia Commons neighborhood in Lexington Park carrying a black bag. As officers approached him to apprehend him, Payne fled on foot and was apprehened a short distance later. Recovered was a loaded Glock 27 handgun with its serial number obliterated. Payne is a prohibited person from owning firearms by Maryland law.

A short time later on June 30, 2022, after Payne’s arrest, Mason was located and apprehended pursuant to an outstanding warrant for his arrest in connection to the aforementioned incident.

Payne is charged with the following: First-Degree Assault; CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute; CDS: Distribution etc. with firearm; Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm; Possession of a Firearm with Criminal Violence/Felony Conviction; Firearm in the Use of a Felony or Violent Crime; a bench warrant for Failure to Appear for Child Support; Illegal Possession of Ammunition; Second-Degree Assault and CDS Possession: Marijuana more than 10 grams.

Mason was charged with First-Degree Assault; Attempted First-Degree Murder; Attempted Second-Degree Murder; Second-Degree Assault; Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm; Fiream Possession with Felony Conviction; Illegal Possession of Ammunition; Fiream Use in a Felony/Violent Crime and Loaded Handgun on Person.

Payne and Mason are being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown.

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 11:03 pm, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 21400 Exquisite Court in Lexington Park for the report of a shooting.

Once on scene, deputies located a 43-year-old male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper body.

The victim was flown to a local trauma center for treatment. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at 301-475-4200, ext. 71953, or by email at

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).

Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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  1. Any guesses? Of course not. You know. We all know. Thanks joe. Unity? Safety? Gas prices. The economy. Kamilla. Empty shelves. Hungry babies. Afghanistan. The non-border. WTF joey? Let’s not forget 10% for the big guy.

    1. Can’t blame “any” president for unity, safety, gas, food prices. It’s the corporation
      that run the country. Not politicians.

  2. The new normal for that area. Coming to all counties near you thanks to that goofy guy in the Whitehouse and his open border policies.

    1. Are you clairvoyant? There is no mention of a description of the shooter. How does this have anything to do with the WH or any open border? If you are worried about immigration policy, why don’t you encourage lawmakers to actually work on that instead of blaming each other for the country’s problems?

  3. Are you reading a different article than I am. This is about a 43 year old male getting shot. Wtf does Joe Biden have to do with this. Joe Biden doesn’t even want you to have a gun. Another trumpster needing any opportunity to run their mouth.

    1. L’Town is just posting his/her/its normal nonsense looking to get responses. Replying is a waste of your time. He/she/it has nothing of value to say or any common sense.

      1. Talk about a hypocritical comment! You are completely pathetic

        How’s that treasure hunt coming along clown?

    1. Valerie; The democrats blame the gun and Donald Trump for everything even now that he’s out of office so who’s wrong?
      If the left would blame and properly charge the individual, we’d not be in the situation we’re in today under the democrats.
      Remember, that America was in magnificent shape from 2016-2020 and went to Hell in the first year of the imbecile.
      Yes Valerie, we CAN blame big Joe.

      1. It is amazing that you still express such support for a man who attempted to destroy everything you claim to believe in. This country was a mess and is a mess because Donald Trump was incompetent and unfit for office, the Democrats nominated the ONLY person on the planet Trump had any hope of beating and because people like you think other Americans are your enemy.

        1. Ahhhh still posting incorrect information as usual I see

          CCWAM don’t even bother reading that garbage

    1. China released COVID-19 by accident in a lab testing it in bats

      1 million Americans died because 1 they refused to quarantine 2 they had underlined health conditions

      Get out of here with your trolling garbage

  4. Yes, I am clairvoyant. Thanks for asking. Thanks joe. Unity? Safety? Afghanistan. Dozens of illegal immigrants dying in back of a truck. Some drowning. Empty shelves. No baby formula. The economy. Gas prices. Chaos in the left cities. Rampant crime. Some say “any” President could have to this happen, not slow Joe’s fault. It’s the corporations. Yah. Sure it is. Want some more Kool aid?

  5. Love when a news story has no mention of race or picture. The left are like “please be white, please be white”. Then the details come out. The picture. Then the left is like “dang it”. Ok, let’s blame the Greatest President Ever. Let’s make new laws. Let’s follow some other story. Nothing to see hear. Kool aid anyone??

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