Glen Burnie man is charged in shooting of his girlfriend

September 17, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A Glen Burnie man was arrested Sunday on charges of shooting his girlfriend in the neck because he was angry that she was talking to another man.

Ray Cullins Johnson III, 23, of the 1100 block of Somerset Drive in Glen Burnie was charged with assault with intent to murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony and reckless endangerment. He was being held at the county Detention Center on $1.2 million bail.

Rachael Lynn Queen, 23, of the 3300 block of Littleton Way in Pasadena was treated at North Arundel Hospital for a gunshot wound to the neck and shoulder and released.

Police said Queen and her boyfriend were arguing about Queen's talking to another man in the Littleton Way apartment about 8: 30 p.m. The boyfriend went into a bedroom, picked up a gun, and came back into the living room waving the weapon at Queen and unidentified witnesses who were in the apartment, police said.

Witnesses told police the man fired one round at Queen, hitting her in the neck near her right shoulder. Her friends called police and took her to the hospital.

Police arrived and were searching the apartment when a man with blood on his shirt who fit the description of the gunman walked in.

He told police his name and what had happened, and officers arrested him, police said. While searching the area, police found a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun they believe was the weapon used in the shooting.

Pub Date: 9/17/96

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