A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting of 4-year-old Quantae Maurice "Pookie" Johnson during a neighborhood dispute last weekend in East Baltimore, according police.
Alfonso Jones was arrested Wednesday at his home in the first block of Skipjack Court in Essex and charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder and a handgun violation, said Dennis S. Hill, a police spokesman.
The child was playing outside his grandmother's house, in the 600 block of North Castle Street, where an argument was brewing between a number of teen-agers last Saturday. As the argument escalated outside, his grandmother, Diane Pittman, took the youngster inside as a precaution. Moments later, an errant gunshot went through a window in Mrs. Pittman's house and struck the boy in the head as he stood in the dining room.