A Severn teen-ager was arrested yesterday and charged with assault with intent to murder after he fired a gunshot at a man in a car, county police said.
Gregory Melbourne Weeks, 39, of the 1800 block of Robin Court in Severn told police he was sitting in his car with a friend in the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive in Severn about 3:15 a.m. when a group of men approached.
A teen in the group demanded $20, saying Mr. Weeks owed him the money.
Mr. Weeks refused to pay and backed his car out. Police said the teen-ager pulled out a 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun and fired a shot into the front of the car.
Officers went to an apartment in the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive and found several members of the group. Mr. Weeks identified the gunman.
Wardell Johnson, 17, of the 1900 block of Arwell Court in Severn was arrested and charged as an adult with assault with intent to murder. He was being held in the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
The owner of the shotgun, Darnell Kearney, 26, of the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive in Severn was also charged with assault with intent to murder and a weapons violation. He was released on his own recognizance.