A Baltimore man was charged Wednesday with attempted first- and second-degree murder, assault, firearm use and burglary in connection with a July 2 incident in Westminster, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
Nuquan Chubster Kilson, 26, was extradited from Raleigh, North Carolina, and arrived at the Carroll County Detention Center on Wednesday. According to electronic court documents, a warrant was issued for his arrest on July 21.
On July 2, Carroll County deputies investigated an incident at a Houck Road home where a man suffered from gunshot wounds to his head and a woman had multiple blunt force injuries to her head, according to charging documents.
The injured man was reported as being in stable condition after being hospitalized, and the woman was reported as recovering, according to police.
Police said the woman identified Kilson as the person who attacked her. She said, according to charging documents, she was sleeping in her second-floor bedroom when Kilson struck her with an unknown object. She woke up, tried to fight off the attack, ran and escaped to a room where another resident was located. They called the police and the defendant fled.
Police said it appeared Kilson entered the residence through an unlocked basement door.
“The male victim was sleeping in the basement when the defendant entered and shot him in the head at close range,” a charging document stated.
The document states the two were in a previous romantic relationship, and that the woman had a conversation with Kilson the night before telling him they would not be getting back together.
Police said the description of the vehicle that was seen traveling toward and away from the victims’ residence at the time of the crime matched the vehicle accessible to Kilson around the same time frame.
Kilson faces 12 charges that includes attempted murder, burglary, firearm use and home invasion. Case records state he is being held without bond and has a preliminary hearing scheduled Aug. 25. Court records show Kilson pled guilty to a second-degree assault charge in 2014.
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Kilson is represented by the Carroll County Public Defender’s Office.