Ellicott City youth, 16, charged with attempted murder in shooting

March 10, 2000|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF

A 16-year-old Ellicott City youth was being held without bail yesterday after police charged him with attempted murder in the shooting of a Columbia man on Tamar Drive last month.

Deshawn Ricky Clement of the 9100 block of Town and Country Blvd. also was charged with first-and second-degree assault, attempted robbery, reckless endangerment and handgun violations, according to court records.

Detectives said they believed that a youth and other unidentified accomplices approached Jose Antonio Lopez, 23, about 12: 30 a.m. Feb. 29 in front of his apartment in the 8800 block of Tamar Drive.

They demanded his moped, but Lopez refused and ran behind the apartment building to try to get into his apartment through a sliding-glass door, according to charging documents.

Lopez was shot in the back before he could get into his apartment, the documents say.

Lopez identified Clement as one of his assailants from a police photo lineup, court records show.

Police were looking for the gun used in the shooting and additional suspects.

Lopez is recovering, but police said the bullet severed his spine and he is paralyzed from the waist down.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 410-313-3200.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.