3 teens held in shooting 2 more teens charged with wounding boy, 4.

September 13, 1991|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff

Three teen-agers have now been arrested and charged with attempted murder in the shooting of 4-year-old Quantae Johnson in his family's dining room, police said.

The latest arrests came just after 7 a.m. today when city police took into custody two brothers, Antoine Lamont Vine, 18, of the 2100 block of Orleans St., and Richard Vine, 16, of the 200 block of N. Castle St.

On Wednesday, 16-year-old Alfonso Jones, of the first block of Skipjack Court in Essex, was arrested at his home and charged as an adult with attempted murder in the shooting.

Dennis Hill, a Baltimore police spokesman, said the shooting was the culmination of an argument over a "lack of respect" that escalated from rocks and sticks to guns.

All three young men were also charged with handgun violations. The Vine brothers were taken to the police homicide division for processing. Jones was being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center without bail pending a bail review hearing today.

The victim, Quantae Maurice Johnson, was shot in the head from the street as he stood inside his grandmother's home in the 600 block of N. Castle St. in East Baltimore Saturday night.

The bullet lodged under his scalp.

Quantae was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital's Children's Center, where he is listed in stable condition. He was transferred from intensive care to a children's ward, said his mother, Carmelita Allen.

"He's doing fine," she said.

Because doctors were concerned about the possible swelling of Quantae's brain, they monitored his condition before releasing him from intensive care.

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