Two men and three unnamed juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection with a nonfatal shooting in Parkville last month, Baltimore County police say.
Parkville resident Chimel Mequon Witherspoon, 19, and 20-year-old Demonte Derrick Poole of Baltimore have been charged with attempted first degree murder and using a firearm to commit a felony.
Witherspoon also has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm with a felony conviction and illegal possession of a firearm by a minor, police said.
Police on May 14 responded to the 8900 block of Old Harford Road to a report of a shooting around 10:31 p.m. Officers were advised that an unnamed 18-year-old man had been shot and taken by family members to a local hospital.
Police said Witherspoon allegedly fired a handgun at the victim, shooting him in the upper body after a confrontation ensued between the victim and a group of men, including Witherspoon and Poole, outside a gas station on Joppa Road.