Teen held in shooting was on probation

He had been charged in Nov. murder attempt

September 22, 2001|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a student at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School on Thursday had been released from jail this summer after spending eight months behind bars in an attempted-murder case, court records show.

Brandon Bayne of the 3600 block of Kenyon Ave. was charged in November with attempted murder in the botched armed robbery of a 16-year-old boy in East Baltimore.

In that case, Bayne pleaded guilty in July to attempted robbery in an agreement with prosecutors, who dropped attempted-murder, assault, armed robbery and handgun charges. Bayne was sentenced to time served (eight months) and three years of probation.

On Thursday, police charged Bayne as an adult with attempted murder in the shooting of a 17-year-old boy just outside Lake Clifton-Eastern High School.

Police said someone grabbed Lawrence Grant, an 11th-grader, by his collar and shot him in the groin about 1 p.m. near one of the school's back doors.

As Grant ran away, the gunman shot him again in the right buttock, police said. Grant then fled to the school's second floor, where he found help, police said.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said the shooting "stemmed from a neighborhood dispute." Police arrested Bayne on Thursday evening. Bayne, who school officials said last attended the Baltimore City Detention Center school, was being held without bail yesterday.

Grant of the 3700 block of Ravenwood Ave. was listed in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital yesterday afternoon.

Bayne's family could not be reached for comment.

On Nov. 25, a 16-year-old boy told police he was walking in the 3400 block of Gough St. when a young man on a bike approached him and demanded money, according to police reports. The 16-year-old refused and began to run away when the robber opened fire with a handgun, the reports show. The victim was not hit.

The victim gave police a description of his attacker, and several minutes later police spotted Bayne riding a bike nearby, reports show.

The victim identified Bayne as the gunman, and police arrested Bayne, the reports show. No handgun was recovered.

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