Man is charged in shooting


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Police arrested an Annapolis area man yesterday in the "horseplay" shooting of a woman Monday night in her home.

Charles Spriggs, 48, of the 200 block of Admiral Drive was arrested on assault charges in the shooting of Mitzi Ingram in the 1800 block of Bowman Drive.

Ingram told investigators that two people were "engaging in horseplay with a handgun" and teased her, saying they would shoot her, police said in a news release.

"She told them to `go ahead,'" the police statement said. One of the two "then pointed the gun at her and shot her."

Ingram was in serious condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Kathy Ross, a nurse coordinator.

The other person present is a juvenile, police said. He will not be charged in the incident but was involved in a failed attempt to escape from police yesterday, authorities said.

Kevin Freeman, a spokesman for the Annapolis Police Department, said the 17-year-old was to be transported to a Prince George's County juvenile detention center for previous misdemeanor assault charges when he escaped - on foot with his hands handcuffed behind his back - from the Annapolis Police Department headquarters.

Freeman said the Glen Burnie teenager was caught about a half-hour later after police established a perimeter. He had maneuvered the handcuffs in front of him, police said.

Charges for the attempted escape are pending, Freeman said.

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