Defense lawyer: more to ice cream shooting than state says

Defense lawyer: more to ice cream shooting than state says
Larnell Tyran Lyles
Larnell Tyran Lyles

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The lawyer for a man accused of fatally shooting a Frederick ice cream truck driver as children stood in line says there's more to the story than prosecutors allege.

Carl Somerlock represented 27-year-old Larnell Lyles at a bail review hearing Monday in Frederick. Lyles was ordered held without bail on a first-degree murder charge in the slaying Saturday of 22-year-old Brandon Brown.

A man who was helping Brown sell ice cream at a subsidized housing complex told police Lyles fired without provocation after Brown stepped outside the van to smoke.

Somerlock says that's "pretty unbelievable." He says Brown was not a professional ice cream man but was engaged in some other occupation. He declined to elaborate.

The helper, Brandon McIntosh, told police Brown had borrowed the truck from a friend.