Baltimore driver for car service company shot, wounded by angry customer, police say; two face attempted murder charges

Two women are facing charges after one of them allegedly shot and seriously wounded a driver for a car service early Saturday, according to Baltimore Police.

The two women, ages 21 and 17, Baltimore police said, have been charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, and “various weapon charges.” Police did not identify the women, but said the 17-year-old is being charged as an adult.


Police said a sedan driver was called to a home in the 1900 block of Braddish Avenue to pick up two patrons in Southwest Baltimore’s Mondawmin neighborhood. The driver got into an argument with the women shortly after he arrived, police said.

One of the customers asked her companion to hand her the gun as the argument escalated, police said. The driver left his vehicle and began to run away when one of the women allegedly shot him in the back, police said.

Police responded to the scene at approximately 2:22 a.m. and found the man at the intersection of W. North Avenue and Braddish Avenue. The victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the left side of his back and is currently in serious condition at a hospital, police said.

Baltimore Police are also investigating a shooting that occurred on Linwood Avenue Saturday night. Officers responded to a hospital at approximately 6:04 p.m. after a shooting victim had entered the facility.

The 20-year-old man was suffering from a gunshot wound to his right elbow, police said. The victim told police he was somewhere on Linwood Avenue when someone walked up behind him and shot him, but detectives have yet to locate a crime scene.

Hours earlier, police on Saturday responded to gunshots in the 500 block of Glenwood Avenue, in North Baltimore’s Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood, around 12:45 a.m. Officers found a man and a woman, each of whom had been shot in their left legs, police said. Both shooting victims were being treated at local hospitals. Their injuries were not life-threatening, and police said the investigation is ongoing.

Saturday’s reported shootings also happened hours after a man was shot Friday night in Hampden near the popular shopping and nightlife strip known as The Avenue. Officers responded to reports of several shots around 8:45 p.m. in the northeast corner of Roosevelt Park, in the 1200 block of 36th Street at Falls Road. Police found a 26-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to the body.

The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and police said there were no updates on his condition as of Saturday night.