Man arrested for attempted murder in North Baltimore double shooting that injured 16-year-old boy

Baltimore police have arrested a 24-year-old man in a double shooting that wounded another man and a teenage boy in North Baltimore in August, police said Friday.

Jerome Owens, of the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road in Columbia, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in relation to the Aug. 23 shooting in the 5400 block of York Road, near the boundary between the city’s Homeland and Mid-Govans neighborhoods, police said.

The shooting, which occurred about 2:12 a.m., left a 24-year-old man critically wounded in the neck and a 16-year-old boy injured in the foot, police said.

Owens was arrested by Warrant Apprehension Task Force officers on Thursday, police said. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records Friday, and could not be reached for comment.

In July 2012, Owens pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of drugs with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess drugs, and received two concurrent 20 year sentences with all but time served suspended, according to court records. He also received five years probation.

Owens, who has multiple previous addresses listed in the city, also has a history of other criminal charges and traffic violations across multiple jurisdictions, many of which have been dropped or put on inactive dockets, including two separate second-degree assault charges in the city that were dropped in 2014 and 2015.

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