Baltimore woman arrested in triple shooting that killed man, wounded pregnant woman

Suspect in triple shooting in Baltimore arrested; pregnant victim recovering

A 31-year-old Baltimore woman has been arrested in a triple shooting this weekend that left one man dead and injured two women, one of whom was pregnant, Baltimore Police said Tuesday.

Marion "Nephew" Daughton, of the 5000 block of Conant Way, allegedly opened fire following an argument with at least one of the victims about 1 a.m. Monday in the 2600 block of E. Monument Street, striking a 34-year-old man in the chest and two women — ages 22 and 23 — in the legs, police said.

The 23-year-old woman, who was pregnant, delivered her baby Monday evening, and the baby "is doing just fine," said Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. The injuries to the women are not considered life-threatening. Police do not identify victims of non-fatal shootings.

The 34-year-old man, whose identity was not released pending notification of his family, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.

A witness provided police information that led them to Daughton, who was arrested in Anne Arundel County by the city's warrant apprehension task force, Davis said. Davis described Daughton as a member of the Bloods gang with a long criminal history, including drug and gun convictions and charges related to violent crimes dating back more than a decade.

Daughton was also identified by police as "Public Enemy No. 1" ahead of a press conference to announce her arrest — a term usually restricted to individuals who are wanted and being sought by police. Davis said police considered Daughton their top priority prior to her arrest because she was allegedly involved in "such an egregious crime that it shocks the conscience of our city."

Daughton has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree and second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and assault, and two gun charges.

Daughton did not have an attorney listed in online court records Tuesday.

A second female suspect is also being sought in the shooting, Davis said, but he did not provide her name.

A total of 22 people were shot in the city from Friday afternoon through Monday night, according to police. At least three were killed, while four others were listed in critical condition, police said. The shooting in which Daughton was arrested was one of four triple shootings over the weekend.

Davis said the department has "various investigative leads" in the other shootings, one of which left a 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy wounded. But he also lamented that individuals who "probably know" who shot the children and other victims over the weekend have not come forward, and he urged them to do so.

"To not have that level of cooperation at this point is frustrating to us," he said.

In a statement, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby called the spike in weekend violence "truly disheartening and unacceptable," and said her office "will continue to work collaboratively with Baltimore Police and other local stakeholders in the community to put an end to the retaliatory gun violence that continues to plague our city."

Mosby also called on witnesses to the shootings to come forward, saying her office "has been and will continue to be relentless in our efforts to break down the barriers of distrust among communities and law enforcement, understanding that the community is a key component to bringing these criminals to justice and that the cooperation of witnesses is necessary in our quest to stop this senseless bloodshed and rid our neighborhoods of perpetual violence."

Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton contributed to this article.

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