A Brooklyn Park man accused of shooting a South Baltimore woman in the shoulder on the light rail Monday was held without bail yesterday on attempted murder charges.
Assistant state's attorney Patrick Bell urged District Court Judge Clayton Greene, Jr. not to set bail for Horace Bernard McQuay Jr., 23, of the 200 block of Midland Ave. in Brooklyn Park. Judge Greene ordered a psychiatric evaluation of the suspect.
"I think this person is clearly dangerous," Mr. Bell said. "It was totally unprovoked. He wasn't even trying to rob her."
Mr. McQuay is accused of firing a single shot into Rosalyn R. Jukes as she slept on the train on her way to work about 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Ms. Jukes was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma and released.
Police say a video surveillance camera caught Ms. Jukes' assailant in action as he stood up and fired just before the train reached the Ferndale station.
Police captured Mr. McQuay shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday, minutes after officers viewed the videotape of the shooting. They say Officer Mary Kohlhepp recognized the man as one she saw regularly boarding the train in the morning.
Officer Kohlhepp saw the man walking along the 200 block of Camp Meade Road near the Linthicum light rail station and arrested him, police said.
He was wearing the same hat and backpack as the man in the surveillance video, police said. Inside the bag was a spent shell casing from a 9 mm handgun, officers said.