Suspect in shooting in Baltimore County surrenders to police

November 25, 2009|By Nick Madigan and Richard Irwin | Baltimore Sun reporters

A 46-year-old man who was being sought in the shooting of his girlfriend Tuesday in Parkville surrendered later to authorities in Prince George's County.

Jeffrey Alan Mewbourn was wanted in the attempted murder of the 44-year-old woman with whom he lived in the 1000 block of Halstead Road.

The shooting occurred about 1 p.m. during what police called a domestic dispute at the apartment they shared. About three hours later, Mewbourn called police from Beltsville and said that he had shot his girlfriend in Baltimore County and that he wished to surrender, according to Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a spokesman for Prince George's County police.

After the shooting, the woman was able to walk to a neighbor's house for help, said Bill Toohey, a spokesman for Baltimore County police.

Officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to her upper body. The woman, whose name was not available, was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital, where her injury was not considered life-threatening, Toohey said.

The woman's two children attend Baltimore County schools, which were temporarily locked down as a precaution while authorities searched for Mewbourn. One was Parkville High School, and the other was Halstead Academy, near the scene of the shooting. Police said they "secured" the two children.

Baltimore Sun reporter Liz F. Kay contributed to this article.

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