It is a truism that guns don’t shoot people, people shoot people. However, when there is a gun available when two people are arguing it is possible that one of them will be shot.
Apparently that is what happened in Woodbine recently. A boyfriend has been accused of shooting his girlfriend. They had been arguing. The 21-year-old girlfriend is in critical condition. Her 28-year-old boy friend has been arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder in Carroll County.
The incident occurred at about 9:30 in the morning. The 21-year-old and 28-year-old live at the same address on John Pickett Road in Woodbine. Police responded after a 911 call reporting a gunshot. When the police arrived at the scene, the man was in the backyard holding his girlfriend who was wounded. A search revealed a weapon inside the home.
The 21-year-old is in critical condition at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. According to the American Hospital Association, critical condition is described as follows.
It could have been an accident. Even so, Carroll County prosecutors have decided to charge the 28-year-old with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault in addition to felony gun charges.
Should the 21-year-old survive her injuries, her testimony could be critical to the criminal defense of the 28-year-old. He is of course innocent until proven guilty beyond any reasonable doubt.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, “Woodbine man charged in critical shooting in Carroll County,” Nov. 18, 2012
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