Police charge woman in hotel shooting

August 05, 2010|By Peter Hermann | Baltimore Sun reporter

A woman who was taken into custody after Tuesday's shooting inside a room at the city-owned Hilton Convention Center hotel has now been charged. Police identified the suspect as Sharolyn L. Yarbrough, 34, who works at Sly's Bail Bonds on Woodlea Avenue in Baltimore.

The charge is attempted murder.

Police have said the shooting in the 4th floor room appears to have been the result of a domestic incident. The victim suffered superficial injuries as a result of a wound from a .40 caliber bullet. The Baltimore couple had checked into the hotel on Monday and were to depart Wednesday.

The shooting at the tourist hotel across the street from Camden Yards, and just as an Orioles game got underway, brough the police commissioner to the scene. He had been participating in National Night Out, a campagn to combat crime in communities in Baltimore and across the country.

More details about the shooting should emerge a bit later today. A quck check of court records shows that the suspect has three prior criminal cases since 1995 -- being disorderly in a public place, possession of marijuana and passing a bad check. Prosecutors dropped two of the cases and put the third on the inactive docket.

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