A 25-year-old man was scheduled for a bail hearing hearing today in the shooting of a man and the attempted murders of three other people yesterday outside a Woodlawn apartment building.
Baltimore County police said Maurice Barnes, 24, and Joseph Andrews, both of Woodlawn, were leaving the building in the 8600 block of Bramble Lane about noon after trying to find a business partner who allegedly stole more than $6,000 from a business that the three share. While they were leaving, the man they were looking for pulled up in his car.
Police described the incident this way:
A man got out of the car with a shotgun.
As Mr. Barnes and Mr. Andrews turned to flee, the gunman fired once. Several pellets struck Mr. Barnes in the back, legs and buttocks. Mr. Andrews was not hit.
Mr. Barnes continued running until he fell to the pavement in the 5300 block of Old Court Road.
The gunman approached and fired a second shot, but the pellets missed Mr. Barnes, police said.
In a nearby Royal Farm store, Terry Lynn Wilkins, 31, a store employee, was talking to another employee. Police said the shotgun pellets that missed Mr. Barnes passed through Ms. Wilkins' clothing but did not hit her body. The woman she was talking to also was not hit.
Then the gunman got into his car and drove off.
Police said Mr. Barnes was treated at Sinai Hospital for multiple pellet wounds and admitted. He was listed in fair condition today at Sinai.
Shortly after the shooting, police learned that the suspect was to be moving into a new apartment on Cinnamon Circle near Liberty Road.
Several officers went to the first block of Cinnamon Circle and arrested Thomas Lorenzo Evans, 25, outside the apartment building, police said.
Mr. Evans was charged with four counts of attempted murder, reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm, and possession of a deadly weapon, police said.