A man was charged with attempted first-degree murder after a 22-month old child was injured following a domestic incident, according to Baltimore County police.
Dayquis Korleone Moore, 21, was also charged with first degree assault and among other offenses and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.
Preliminary information suggests officers arrived at the scene inside a home at the 3500 block of Derby Shire Circle in Windsor Mill shortly after 7 p.m. and found the injured child, the police announced in a news release.
The child’s injury, described as a “laceration,” was located in the upper body, said Officer Jennifer Peach, a department spokesperson.
A gun was recovered at the scene. The child was transported to an area hospital for treatment and was released.
Police said the incident involved the child’s mother and her ex-boyfriend, who assaulted her before brandishing a handgun. She sustained minor injuries, Peach said.
Another man who lives at the home and the ex-boyfriend, who on Tuesday was identified as Moore, then got into a fight, struggling for the weapon, police said. Moore allegedly “pistol whipped” the man, disorienting him, which rendered him unable to hear whether the gun went off, Peach said.
But the gun may have been discharged during this time, police said, and the child might have been grazed by the bullet. The suspect left the gun at the home and fled.
Officers located and arrested Moore after a brief foot pursuit.
Moore is being held without bond and another hearing is scheduled for Sept 4.