Friday, August 1, 2008

4th Arrest In Oakland Mills Shooting

Just as HoCo PD prepares to meet with Oakland Mills residents at 10 am on Saturday for a "gang awareness summit" at the Other Barn, comes this news from the Sun via AP:

A fourth arrest has been made in the murder of a 23-year-old Columbia man on May 17, Howard County police say.

Police say Kevin Jennings, 19, of Pikesville, drove the men involved in the shooting to Columbia's Stevens Forest Apartments, where the body of Jason Batts was found in a parking lot.

Jennings is charged with first-degree murder, hindering the investigation and conspiracy.

Ronald McConnell of Columbia was arrested in May, and Daymar Wimbish and Lamont Johnson, both from Owings Mills, were arrested last month.

Police said they believe Johnson fired the gun at the shooting scene.


Anonymous said...

Columbia is not the safe little town it use to be with gangs, low income housing and a county executive who is taxing the heck out of it's citizens. It's not a great place to live.

Anonymous said...

Columbia is going downhill fast. I live in Kings Contrivance and there have been several incidences in the last month that have required police intervention. Most of which seem to occur by the apartments near my town home.