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Laurel man arrested in connection with gun discharge at Arundel Mills Mall

Anne Arundel County Police arrested a Laurel man for allegedly discharging a gun in the Arundel Mills Mall food court in October, causing shoppers to panic as the mall was evacuated.

Investigators obtained an arrest warrant on Nov. 11 for misdemeanor offenses after they identified Brandon Maurice Carroll, 26, as the suspect in the Oct. 1 incident, police said in a news release. Carroll was located and arrested Wednesday without incident, police said.

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Carroll is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment as well as two misdemeanor handgun offenses and an infraction for discharging a firearm. He was released after his arrest, court records show.

In October, the mall in Hanover was evacuated around 3:30 p.m. on a Saturday after officers said an unknown suspect, now identified as Carroll, “appeared to be adjusting his pants when the firearm he was concealing discharged into the floor.” Video surveillance showed him fleeing the scene with other mall patrons who rushed out because of the gunfire, police said.

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Although no injuries were reported from the gunfire, one person had an extremity injury from falling, and another had an unrelated medical issue, Lt. Jacklyn Davis, a spokesperson, said in October.

Carroll does not have an attorney listed in court records. He is scheduled for a district court trial in Annapolis on Jan. 17.


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