Two charged in shooting in Edgewood April 9

A man and woman have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting in Edgewood earlier this month that left a man seriously wounded and still at shock trauma.

Phillip Anthony Mack, 26, of the 1800 block of Waltman Road in Edgewood, was charged Saturday and Malaika Kimani Cook, 21, of the 1300 block of Jervis Square in Belcamp, was arrested Monday, both on charges of attempted first- and second-degree murder, attempted armed carjacking, armed robbery, attempted theft less than $100, first- and second-degree assault and the use of a firearm in a felony violent crime.

Both are being held without bond at the Harford County Detention Center.

Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 1900 block of Waltman Road for a report of shots fired at approximately 9:20 p.m. on April 9. When they arrived, deputies found Quentin Van Stepney Jr., 27, also of Edgewood, lying in the road with a gunshot wound to his face, according to a sheriff's office news release at the time.

Stepney was transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He remained at shock trauma Tuesday afternoon, in stable but serious condition, Monica Worrell, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office, said.

Worrell could not say if investigators have determined a motive.

Mack appeared before District Court Judge Victor Butanis in Bel Air for a bail review hearing Monday, when Butanis opted to hold him without bail.

Public Defender Lynne McChrystal requested bail be set in the case, adding that Mack has two children and has lived in Harford County his entire life.

Assistant State's Attorney Donald Walter told Butanis that bail should continue to be denied, referring to the "egregious nature of the crime."

Mack is a "danger to the community at large," Walter told the judge.

At Cook's bail review hearing Tuesday afternoon, District Court Judge Mimi Cooper upheld Cook's initial no bail status, calling her an "extreme danger to the community."

Cook has two children, has lived her whole life in Harford County and also has cervical cancer, Public Defender Brian Cunningham told the judge in asking Cooper to set bail for Cook.

Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Bober called Cook a flight risk and a danger. In addition to asking Cooper to hold Cook without bail, Bober asked the judge to order that Cook have no contact with the victim.

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