Police charge two men in double shooting outside Brooklyn Park library

BROOKLYN PARK, Md. - Two Brooklyn Park men were arrested Monday in connection with last week’s double shooting outside an Anne Arundel County library.

Corey Jemal Barnes III, 23, and Avon Marvin Jackson, 24, both of the of the 5200 block of Brookwood Road, were charged with two counts of attempted first- and second-degree murder, assault, weapons violations and a slew of related charges.

Anne Arundel County police allege that at about 1:30 p.m. on March 21 officers responded to the Brooklyn Park Library for the report of a shooting.

Police said they found two men, ages 24 and 22, who were shot multiple times and that the victims were transported by ambulance to Shock Trauma Center for treatment.

Police said that the victims were sitting on a bench in the park when two suspects approached them and began shooting at them. This led to nearby Park Elementary School being placed on lockdown as a precaution.

As part of the investigation, Anne Arundel police, in conjunction with Baltimore County police, located two individuals wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting. Police said Barnes and Jackson were taken into custody by the Baltimore County police on unrelated drug charges before charging the pair with the double shooting.

Both suspects are currently in the Baltimore County Detention Center while a detainer has been filed with the shooting charges.

Additionally, police said one of the shooting victims was allegedly engaged in drug dealing at the time of the shooting. 

This lead to James Steven Toney,  24, of the 500 block of Random Rd. in Baltimore to be charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, drug possession with intent to distribute on school property and related charges. Toney is currently being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

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