COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Columbia on Saturday night.
Police were called just before 5 p.m. to the 7500 block of Monarch Mills Way for a report that a man had been shot outside a residence. When they arrived they found 18-year-old Simeon Mbuyu Mukuna of North Potomac was found fatally shot in the parking lot of the apartment complex.READ MORE: 46-Year-Old Man Injured In Shooting In SW Baltimore, Police Say
Mukuna was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police found the suspect, 23-year-old Shawndel Weems, inside his residence nearby. After initially barricading himself inside, the suspect surrendered without incident, police said.READ MORE: James Dale Reed Found Guilty Of Voter Intimidation After Leaving Letter Threatening President Biden, VP Harris In Maryland Mailbox
Weems was charged with charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, use of a firearm in a felony and reckless endangerment. He is being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center.
Police believe Mukuna was visiting a friend in the area. They don’t believe he knew Weems. Detectives continue to investigate a possible motive.Baltimore City Schools To Offer Weekly COVID-19 Testing For Students, Staff
Note: This story was first published on Feb. 6. An earlier version of this story also listed Mukuna’s age as 23; the correct age is 18.