Howard County police charged an 18-year-old resident of Savage with attempted murder yesterday, as the injured victim recovered at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Terrance Pearson, 19, was shot in the stomach outside an apartment building on White Acre Road in Columbia about 10 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
He was reported in serious but stable condition yesterday.
Pearson, who lives in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road in Columbia, identified the assailant yesterday, police said. Police said that Andre Jamal Gadson, who lives in the 8800 block of Howard Hills Drive, was arrested Wednesday night on drug-related charges.
Yesterday, police charged him with first- and second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and a firearms violation.