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Man sentenced for attempted murder, other convictions

The Baltimore Circuit Court judge called the crimes "completely and utterly reprehensible."

A College Park man has been sentenced in Baltimore County Circuit Court to 90 years in prison for trying to kill three people who witnessed him assaulting his wife.

Steven Renardo Rush Sr., 37, was sentenced Dec. 16 by Circuit Court Judge Mickey Norman for three counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault and five counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime. A Baltimore County jury found Rush guilty on Oct. 17.

Norman called the crimes "completely and utterly reprehensible."

According to county prosecutors, Rush opened fire on a group of young people who verbally confronted him from their parked car when they saw him assaulting his wife outside Tabu Social Club, a nightclub on North Rolling Road, at about 2 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2014.

The victims had "commented on the inappropriateness of his actions," according to a press release issued Wednesday by the county State's Attorney's Office.

According to the press release and a report in The Baltimore Sun, three of the people in the car were injured — one shot in the ear and back, another shot in the shoulder and a third in the upper arm. None of the injuries were life-threatening. Three others in the car were not struck.

A surveillance camera filmed the incident, and Rush, who fled the scene, was arrested by county police the following day, prosecutors said.

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