Woman and toddler shot in home police charge estranged husband

April 03, 1997|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

An estranged husband burst into a Waverly home yesterday afternoon and shot his wife and a 2-year-old girl she was holding, city police said.

Hospital officials said both victims were expected to survive. The husband turned himself in to police at the Northern District station yesterday about 5 p.m., a police spokesman said.

Dennis Lee Epps, 37, of the 600 block of Parkwyrth Ave. was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.

He was being interviewed by police last night and awaiting a bail hearing.

Carmen Epps of the 600 block of Chestnut Hill Ave. was shot twice in the chest and was listed in serious condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a spokeswoman said.

The girl, Makayla Johnson, for whom Epps was baby-sitting, was shot once in the right shoulder. A hospital spokeswoman said she was in serious condition yesterday at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Police said Ms. Epps was caring for Makayla in her Waverly home when someone kicked in the front door about noon and confronted her in the kitchen.

Pub Date: 4/03/97

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