COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Police charged a Baltimore man in the June 23 fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend in Columbia.
Jawon Stanford Ferguson, 38, of North Curley Street, was charged with first- and second-degree murder and a weapon violation.READ MORE: Moving forward With Private Police Plans, Johns Hopkins Hires Former Police Commissioner As Public Safety VP
Ferguson was arrested on June 26 in Baltimore. He’s being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center.
Howard County Police responded to a parking garage in the 10200 block of Wincopin Circle on June 23 after receiving a report about a unresponsive woman inside a vehicle.READ MORE: Ladew Topiary Gardens’ Butterfly House Showcases Over 20 Native Butterfly Species
Police found 47-year-old Victoria Ann Santiago of Windsor Mill was suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to Howard County General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Detectives learned that Ferguson and Santiago were inside a restaurant together before they walked back to the victim’s vehicle inside the parking garage. That’s when investigators believe Ferguson allegedly shot Santiago before fleeing.MORE NEWS: DeAllen Price of District Heights Indicted For Allegedly Killing Transgender Woman, Tavahn Ashton
The motive remains under investigation.