Two Baltimore men have been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and assault in connection with the March 21 shooting near the Park Elementary School and Brooklyn Park Library.
The two people shot Friday afternoon in the area of the Brooklyn Park Library on 11th Avenue were targeted, but are expected to survive their injuries, Anne Arundel County Police said. Park Elementary School was locked down as a precaution for a time as a result.
Police said the two adult male victims from the Brooklyn area both suffered multiple gunshot injuries. They were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment. The victims were sitting on a bench in the park when two suspects approached and begin shooting at them.
As a result of the investigation the two suspects were taken into custody by the Baltimore County Police Department on unrelated drug charges. Further investigation by the Anne Arundel County Police Department turned up sufficient evidence to charge the men with the double shooting in Brooklyn, police said Tuesday.
Corey Jemal Barnes III, 23, of the 5200 block of Brookwood Road in Baltimore and Avon Marvin Jackson, 24, also of the 5200 block of Brookwood Road in Baltimore, have both been charged with the following counts:
- Two counts of attempted first-degree murder
- Two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder
- Two counts of attempted second-degree murder
- Two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder
- Two counts of first-degree assault
- Two counts of second-degree assault
- Two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault
- Two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree assault
- Two counts of use of a firearm to commit a violent crime
- Two counts of reckless endangerment
- Handgun on a person
- Illegal possession of a firearm
- Dangerous weapon on school property
- Disorderly Cconduct
Both suspects are in the Baltimore County Detention Center on unrelated charges. A detainer has been filed with these charges.
Authorities allege that one of the shooting victims was engaging in illegal drug sales at the time of the shooting. As a result, James Steven Toney, 24, of the 500 block of Random Road in Baltimore has been charged with: CDS distribution school property, CDS possession with intent to distribute on school property and CDS distribution.