County police identify suspect in parking lot shooting

Victim's half brother faces attempted first-degree murder, assault charges

March 22, 2004|By Ben Pillow | Ben Pillow, Staff

Baltimore County police have filed an arrest warrant against the half brother of a man who was shot several times yesterday afternoon while sitting inside his car on the parking lot of a nursing and assisted-living facility in the Villa Nova section of the county.

Carlos Lamont Colbert, 33, of the 3000 block of Essex Road faces charges including attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault in the shooting of Richard Ellsworth Turner III, authorities said today.

Just after 2 p.m. yesterday, officers responding to a reported shooting found Turner suffering from gunshot wounds to his neck, chest and buttocks, according to police. Turner, whose last known address was in the 300 block of Taylor Ave., was sitting inside his car in the parking lot of the 300-resident Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in the 6800 block of Campfield Road, authorities said.

He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in stable condition today.

Police said that Colbert was seen driving away from the parking lot after firing several shots into the car. Officer Shawn Vinson, a county police spokesman, said detectives believe the shooting stemmed from a "family dispute." He said the investigation was continuing.

Turner was not an Augsburg resident, according to Glenn Scherer, executive director of the facility. He said yesterday that Turner drove onto the parking lot of the home and was sitting in his car next to a trash container when another man approached and shot him.

Sherer said Turner managed to enter the kitchen of one of the home's buildings on the 52-acre complex, where he was aided by a nurse and other staff members as police were alerted.

Authorities describe Colbert as black, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 185 pounds with black hair. Anyone with information regarding Colbert is urged to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587).

Callers can remain anonymous, and those calling Metro Crime Stoppers might be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

Sun staff contributed to this article.

Originally published March 22, 2004, 2:25 PM EST

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