Regional Digest


September 18, 2004|By From staff reports

SEVERN — In Anne Arundel

Grand jury indicts teenager in shooting of Severn man

SEVERN - A Severn man has been indicted in the shooting last spring of a man who died Thursday.

Yesterday, a grand jury indicted Terry Cooks Jr., 18, of 7712 W. Evanston Court on a charge of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of David Ward Brown, 52, of Severn. In light of Brown's death, it is likely that charges against Cooks will be upgraded to murder, said Kristin Riggin, a spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office.

Brown was shot April 7 while walking in Provinces Park in Severn. He died five months later from complications of his injuries, Riggin said.

Cooks, who was due to begin his senior year at Meade Senior High School, confessed to Brown's shooting last month while being questioned about the fatal shooting of a Glen Burnie teenager Aug. 19, Anne Arundel police said.

Man in fair condition after cycle-stunt injury

ANNAPOLIS - A Stevensville man was in fair condition yesterday, a day after he crashed his motorcycle into an Annapolis department store, Anne Arundel County police said.

About 6:45 p.m. Thursday, witnesses saw Robert Lewis Owen, 21, attempt a stunt on his Suzuki motorcycle before crashing it into the glass entrance of the J.C. Penney store at Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis, a police spokeswoman said.

Owen suffered multiple injuries to his upper body and was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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