Baltimore Police arrest shooting suspect near West Virginia
By By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun
Feb 17, 2012 | 3:56 PM
A suspect in a Northwest Baltimore shooting was arrested Thursday in Western Maryland, police said.
Police said witnesses were able to give detectives a West Virginia license plate of a vehicle seen driving away from the scene of the shooting, and tracked the gunman, 46-year-old William Jeffrey Howard, to his address in tiny Westernport, Md.
The shooting is believed to be drug-related, police said. At about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police said Howard was in a vehicle with the victim in the 3900 block of Mortimer Ave., when the two men began fighting inside the car. Police say Howard pulled out a handgun and shot the 32-year-old victim in the forearm.
Witnesses said Howard then jumped into a vehicle, being driven by a woman, that was parked behind the victim's car, and they fled.
Howard is charged with attempted first-degree murder, and related charges.