BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — Two men face attempted murder charges in connection with an East Baltimore shooting that sent a woman to the hospital, authorities said Wednesday.
Tony Foster Jr., 25, and Jamel Phillips, 23, are being held on felony charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to the Baltimore Police Department.READ MORE: Maryland Has Three Confirmed Cases Of The Omicron Variant Of COVID-19, Hogan Says
The shooting happened shortly after midnight Aug. 28 near Bank and South Clinton streets, police said.
Officers called to the scene that morning found a 52-year-old woman shot in the temple and forearm. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment.READ MORE: BMA To Display Elijah Cummings' Official Portrait Before It Heads To The Capitol
The victim told police she was shot after a man came up to her and demanded her purse. Afterward, she said, he hopped into a getaway vehicle waiting nearby.
Based on a preliminary investigation, detectives zeroed in on Foster and Phillips as potential suspects the case.
Phillips was arrested Sept. 15 and Foster was taken into custody Oct. 20, police said.MORE NEWS: University Of Maryland, Men's Basketball Coach Mark Turgeon Mutually Agree To Part Ways, School Says
The pair will remain in custody while awaiting court proceedings.