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3 men charged in February with shooting at Columbia mall

Howard County police have charged three men and a minor in connection with a shooting last month at a Columbia mall that injured a suspect and two bystanders, including a child. Video above (February 15): 2 adults, one child shot and injured in downtown Columbia store The shooting took place in February. A mother and her 4-year-old son were caught in the crossfire. Although arrests have been made, no one is directly facing charges for the shootings that hit the mother and her son, at least not yet, police said. On February 13, gunshots rang out in the Wilde Lake Shoppes in Colombia. “Two people agreed to meet with two other people for the purpose of an illegal sale of firearms, handguns. At some point during this meeting, there was an altercation, an argument – one person opened fire and another returned fire,” Sherry Llewellyn of the Howard County Police Department said. Police said stray bullets hit the mother and her son. They both survived. ., and a 17-year-old from Waldorf all face charges in connection with the incident. Residents said it wasn’t typical, but police said illegal gun sales were becoming more common in Howard County. “We’re seeing more and more of these illegal guns being bought and sold by people who know each other. Often they’re ghost guns that are made from parts or even fabricated parts that are purchased over the internet, we so let’s do our best to stay on top of those sales,” Llewellyn said. In the case, police believe the miner fired the shots that hit hard, but no one has been formally charged in firing the bullets that struck. touched the mother and the boy.” The investigation is ongoing, so that doesn’t mean there won’t be new information or maybe even additional charges in the future, but because all four of them were arrested in this incident. , we wanted the public to know that we at least got them off the streets,” Llewellyn said. Police said they are still carrying out regular patrols in the commercial district and others in Colombia.

Howard County police have charged three men and a minor for a shooting last month at a Columbia mall that injured a suspect and two bystanders, including a child.

Video above (February 15): 2 adults and a child injured in a shooting at a Columbia mall

Filming took place in February. A mother and her 4-year-old son were caught in the crossfire.

Although arrests have been made, no one is directly charged with the shootings that hit the mother and her son, at least not yet, police said.

On February 13, gunshots rang out in the Shoppes of Wilde Lake in Colombia.

“Two people agreed to meet with two other people for the purpose of an illegal sale of firearms, handguns. At some point during this meeting, there was an altercation, an argument – one person opened fire and another returned fire,” Sherry Llewellyn of the Howard County Police Department said.

Police said stray bullets hit the mother and her son. They both survived.

Police said a man involved in the altercation, Tony Blunt Jr., was also shot and recovered.

A little over a month later, police arrested Blunt and three others who they believe were involved.

Blunt, Malachi Smith, Byron Dickey Jr. and a 17-year-old from Waldorf all face charges in connection with the incident.

“It’s a relief that justice is served here when a little boy has been shot and there’s a mum,” said Anisah, who declined to give her last name.

Residents said it wasn’t typical, but police said illegal gun sales were becoming more common in Howard County.

“We are seeing more and more of these illegal guns being bought and sold by people who know each other. Often these are ghost guns made from parts or even fabricated parts purchased on the internet, so we do our best to stay on top of those sales,” Llewellyn said.

In the case, police believe the minor fired the blunt force shots, but no one has been formally charged with firing the bullets that hit the mother and boy.

“The investigation is ongoing, so that doesn’t mean there won’t be new information or maybe even additional charges in the future, but because all four of them were arrested in this incident, we wanted the public to know that at the very least, we took them off the streets,” Llewellyn said.

Police said they are still carrying out regular patrols in the commercial district and others in Colombia.