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.

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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.

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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.

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The motive remains under investigation.

CBS Baltimore Staff