DUNDALK, Md. (WJZ)—A gunfight and high-speed police chase. A real-life drama that started in Dundalk left three people hospitalized and two others under arrest. Now Baltimore County Police have identified the two suspects charged for the shooting.
Derek Valcourt has more on the story and some firsthand accounts from witnesses.
Police believe that an argument that took place earlier in the day at Dundalk Middle School took to the streets and gunfire followed. (Note: Earlier police reports said Dundalk High School.)
Dozens of squad cars converged at Northern Parkway and Reisterstown Road. Two men inside a black Chevrolet Camaro were arrested, marking the end of a lengthy police chase that began in Baltimore County.
Those two suspects were identified as Charles Gregory Robinson, 33, who was arrested and charged with multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, and Quincy Alford, 31, who was arrested and charged with multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder and first- degree assault.
Police believe the men inside the Camaro were involved in the shooting of two male teenagers and a 31-year-old woman in the Turner’s Station neighborhood of Dundalk, where residents heard and saw multiple shots.
A 15-year-old male and 14-year-old male were transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The female victim was transported to Bayview Hospital.
One witness says she thinks she heard 15 shots fired.
The gun fight happened at around 8 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Avondale Road and Lee Lawrence Court.
“We heard this bang, bang, bang. So we came out—me and the neighbor, we walk down there. We figured it was over and see if anybody got hurt. We get down to the corner, and this guy comes running out of nowhere shooting out into the air,” said Janet Kohler, witness.
“I saw the guy. He was on foot and I saw a black Camaro go by. He was shooting at the black Camaro,” said Ashley Martin, witness.
Police say one of their officers who was on their way to the crime scene in Turner’s Station saw that Camaro leaving the area, and the chase began.
City police officers joined the pursuit as the Camaro entered city limits. One city officer was injured in the chase and had to be taken to an area hospital.
The three shooting victims are expected to survive, but neighbors are left frustrated that it happened in an area where children were playing.
“When he started shooting, he just was right out in the open. No regard to anybody standing around, nothing,” Kohler said.
“I thank God my kids aren’t in this area because at the time this happened they would have been out playing,” said Harold Probasco, Turner’s Station resident.
“It’s scary. I’m ready to move,” said one witness.
There’s no word yet on if any of the people involved were students at Dundalk Middle School or what their dispute was about.