Bryan Antoine Adams Jr. was gunned down today. Just before noon, in broad daylight, along Twin Rivers Road, right in front of the Wilde Lake Village Center, he was shot four or five times and later died at Howard County General Hospital.
He was a 2005 graduate of my alma mater, Wilde Lake High School. My thoughts go out to his family and his friends.
This is very familiar ground for me. I grew up in that neighborhood. I have walked this sidewalk and ridden my bicycle down this sidewalk. I have driven by this spot innumerable times.
The thought that strikes me is that Columbia today is a far different place from the Columbia of forty years ago.
Thank you to Columbia Talk for giving me the heads up on this.
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