Guilty plea in January Catonsville killing

A Pikesville woman plead guilty Monday to second-degree murder for shooting a Woodlawn man after a dispute in Catonsville in January, the Baltimore County State's Attorney office announced.

Tatiana Chanell Bowie, 22, also plead guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to using a firearm during a felony.

The shooting followed an argument at a Catonsville restaurant and then a dispute in the parking lot of a sporting goods store late on Jan. 8, according to prosecutors.

Bowie pulled a gun and fired several shots in the air, then fired toward a group of people, hitting 20-year-old Brandon Wardell Ward, of Woodlawn, according to authorities.

Ward died after being taken to a hospital, according to Baltimore County police.

Bowie was arrested days after the killing and charged with first-degree murder, assault and use of a handgun.

Bowie's attorney could not be reached for comment.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 21. Second degree murder carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

Reporter Rachael Pacella contributed to this report.

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