Jessup boy, 16, surrenders in shootings

Attempted-murder charge brought in Savage case

August 30, 1999|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF

A Jessup teen-ager being sought on charges that he shot two acquaintances during an argument surrendered yesterday to Howard County police.

Andrew E. Scott, 16, of the 9200 block of Vollmerhausen Road, turned himself in at the Southern District station in Scaggsville, where he was being held pending a bail hearing, said Lt. Nancy Yeager.

Investigators had issued a warrant for Scott, who was charged as an adult with attempted murder and assault and weapons violations, after an incident Friday night in Savage.

According to the police account, officers received a call about 11: 40 p.m. Friday from residents of the 8800 block of Baltimore St. who said they heard five to seven gunshots and saw young people gathered around a male lying behind a car in a driveway. Officers found one victim shot four times -- twice in a shoulder and once in a hand and the back -- and the other shot once in the chest.

Both victims are 17 years old, said police, who declined to release their names out of concern for their safety.

Both victims were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, from which one was released Friday. The condition of the other could not be determined yesterday.

Pub Date: 8/30/99

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