Suspect's identity revealed at hearing


A woman charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of a Baltimore police officer was denied bail yesterday by a District Court judge at a hearing where it was revealed that she had lied about her name and age.

Police arrested a female suspect on Monday whom they identified as Brittany Johnson, a 17-year-old and charged her as a co-conspirator in the robbery and shooting of Officer Dante M. Hemingway last week in Westport.

Police had charged her on Monday with attempted murder, armed robbery and numerous handgun violations.

Yesterday, at her initial court appearance at Central Booking and Intake Center, prosecutors and the judge learned that the suspect actually is Sherray Q. Douglas, a 20-year-old on probation for a marijuana conviction.

Douglas is accused of conspiring with Jobrey Lodge, 28, to lure Hemingway to a street in Westport and then rob him. A gunbattle ensued in which the officer was shot three times and critically wounded. Lodge, who was shot in the left leg, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and handgun violations.

Yesterday, Douglas admitted to her real name and age in court.

Hemingway underwent a third operation at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday, according to Paul Blair Jr., president of the local police union.

"There's still some more surgery planned, but so far they're pleased with all the progress," Blair said. "He's just got a long way to go."

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