Friday, July 10, 2009

Shooting Near The Owen Brown BB Courts

From HoCo PD:

Howard County police are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday night in Columbia. The victim, 18-year-old Keontae Johnson of the 6500 block of Overheart Lane, is in stable condition at Shock Trauma after being shot in the torso.

Police were called to Johnson’s residence around 7:30 p.m. for a report that he was injured. Through investigation, police believe two groups of teenagers, including Johnson, became involved in a fight near a basketball court in the 6700 block of Cradlerock Way. During the fight, someone fired a handgun, striking Johnson. Johnson went home and a friend called 911.

Detectives are still investigating the cause of the dispute. Police are offering a $1,000 reward and are asking anyone with information to call 410-313-3200.

1 comment:

errol flynn said...

It'a a shame that a nice place like Columbia is going "ghetto" in some places. I read the crime reports, and the assaults and street robberies are getting worse. Many times it's groups of 5or more teenagers that rob and assault their victims. It mostly happens later in the evening, but I fear that may change. I really hope the police can do something about keeping the "gang" like teens from taking over Columbia.