In two separate standoff situations last night in Baltimore County, police arrested two men following hours of negotiating with them.
In a standoff incident in Essex, police persuaded a 18-year-old gunman to surrender after he barricaded himself inside an apartment on Bonham Court after allegedly shooting a man during an argument earlier.
The other standoff situation occurred in Randallstown and ended in a scuffle about 11:30 p.m. when a 21-year-old man lunged at a hostage negotiator during a face-to-face conversation in the doorway of an apartment in the first block of Verunga Place.
In the Essex standoff, at the Tidewater Village Apartments, police charged Michael Tyson, 18, of the 100 block of Akin Circle, dTC with the attempted murder of Carl Jefferson, 21, of the first block of Bledsoe Circle.
Jefferson was in critical condition today at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore with two gunshot wounds to his abdomen, a hospital spokesman said. He was flown there by State Police Med-Evac helicopter.
Tyson is being held at the Essex Precinct pending a bail review hearing today in District Court, police said.
Police said Tyson and Jefferson got into an argument Monday night that carried over into yesterday afternoon.
About 4:43 p.m., Jefferson approached Tyson at the corner of Tidewater and Alberge lanes and told him if he wanted to continue to fight, he could do so alone, police said.
Tyson said "OK" and pulled out a gun, police said.
The two wrestled and two shots were fired, both bullets striking Jefferson in the abdomen, police said.
After the shooting, Tyson ran into an apartment on Bonham Court and barricaded himself inside, police said.
A tactical team and hostage negotiators arrived at the scene and persuaded Tyson to surrender about three hours later, police said.
In Randallstown, Garrison District police went to an apartment in the first block of Virunga Court about 5:30 p.m. yesterday to arrest Regan Mulvay, 21, of that address, on a warrant charging him with the attempted murder of Kevin Monaghan, 30, during an incident Sunday in Monaghan's home, in the 6000 block of Gwynn Oak Ave.
Police said Mulvay refused to allow them into his house.
Later, a hostage negotiator persuaded Mulvay to talk just inside the door to his apartment.
Shortly before 11:30 p.m., police said, Mulvay lunged at the negotiator, who broke free and called for members of the SWAT team to enter the apartment.
The SWAT team did so and arrested Mulvay without further incident, police said.
Police said Mulvay was taken to Baltimore County General Hospital, where he was held overnight pending psychiatric evaluation.
Police said additional charges were to be placed against Mulvay pending his release from the hospital.