Anne Arundel County police arrested an Odenton man in connection to a shooting in the 700 block of Hammond Branch Road in Odenton Friday afternoon.
Police charged Damien Justin Lewis, 37, with handgun violations, carjacking, and a score of assault charges related to the shooting that sent a 23-year-old woman to the hospital with an injury to an extremity that is not life-threatening. He is being held without bond. Lewis did not have an attorney listed in court records.
At around 12:45 p.m. Friday, officers responded to several reports of gunshots fired in the 700 block of Hammond Branch Road in Odenton. Shortly after the initial calls were received, a 911 caller reported she was struck by a stray bullet while she was sitting in her apartment, also located on Hammond Branch Road.
Witnesses reported seeing an altercation between two subjects, followed by one of the subjects firing several rifle rounds. The subject who fired the shots then fled the area in an Audi sedan. Responding officers quickly located and stopped the Audi and detained the occupants.
Meanwhile, other officers responded to provide medical aid for the 23-year-old woman who was struck by a stray bullet. Officers provided medical aid until relieved by Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel, who transported her to an area hospital for treatment.
A canvass of the area revealed damage to a parked vehicle and the exterior of the apartment building. Numerous rifle shell casings were located and collected. A loaded AR-style rifle and a handgun were recovered from the suspect’s vehicle.
Western District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-6155. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police tip line at 410-222-4700.