Teen convicted in shooting at home Glen Burnie youths quarreled at party

September 15, 1992

A Glen Burnie teen-ager was found guilty yesterday in the shooting last fall of a youth with whom he had quarreled during a party at his home.

The victim, Charles Grierson, 17, of the 100 block of St. James Drive, Glen Burnie, spent two months at North Arundel Hospital after being shot in the abdomen during a party Oct. 27, 1991, in front of the assailant's house on the 600 block of Bimstead Road in Glen Burnie.

The host of the party, now 18, was charged as a juvenile because he was 17 when the shooting took place.

According to a statement of facts read in Anne Arundel Circuit Court, the incident began when the host quarreled with a guest early in the evening.

Others broke up the fight, and the guest left.

The victim was part of a group who returned to the house shortly after 3 a.m. to confront the host about the fight.

L Witnesses told police the host came out of the house and con

fronted the group, then went back into the house and emerged holding a .357-caliber Magnum handgun.

He fired a warning shot into the ground, then shot Charles Grierson in the abdomen.

After Judge Eugene M. Lerner accepted the man's guilty plea to a charge of assault with intent to maim, he ordered the man held until sentencing Oct. 5.

The victim's parents said yesterday that their son was in intensive care for several weeks, had to have his spleen removed, may lose a kidney and faces medical bills of more than $100,000.

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