BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 21-year-old woman fatally shot in the head in Baltimore Wednesday wasn’t the intended target.
Police arrested 25-year-old Ramon Burks Thursday in Kaylyn High’s fatal shooting, but said she wasn’t the intended target.
Burks was allegedly fighting with another person when he fired the gun, striking and killing High.
“When police got there, that’s when they saw glass in the street, but nothing else,” Detective Nicole Monroe, of the Baltimore City Police Department, said. “Moments later, we got a call to an area hospital.”
It’s unclear whether the victim knew the suspect.
The shooting happened in the 300 block of East 22nd Street around 9:34 p.m.
Officers responded after an alert from Shot Spotter.
Someone had rushed High to an area hospital. She was taken into surgery but died.
Burks is now charged with first-degree murder, assault and other charges. He is waiting to see a court commissioner.