ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A Howard County man pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection to the fatal shooting of his friend.
Rane Dellinger, 21, of Ellicott City, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and use of a firearm in a crime of violence in the shooting death of Jacob Mauer.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Investigating A Fatal Shooting In Rosedale
The shooting happened on June 1, 2019, in the 4200 block of Montgomery Road in Ellicott City just before 10 p.m.
After an investigation, Howard County police determined that Dellinger, Mauer and a third person were sitting in a car parked behind a building. Dellinger and the third person were using drugs and playing with a gun.READ MORE: Police Identify Victims Killed In Fatal Crash In Anne Arundel County
Police say Dellinger fired a single shot, which struck Mauer, and then fled.
Mauer was pronounced dead at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the head.MORE NEWS: USPS Mail Delays Continue Across Baltimore Area; Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger Says He Working Closely With Local Postmaster To Find Solution
Dellinger will be sentenced on March 6, 2020.