Baltimore County Police have charged 19-year-old Linwood Omar Smith of the 100 block of Danbury Road 21136 in connection with the Thursday afternoon shooting in Reisterstown that left a female injured. He is charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/crime of violence.
Linwood Omar Smith is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Investigation has indicated that he is the boyfriend of the victim.
Baltimore County Police combed Terrytown Drive in Reisterstown Thursday after 17-year-old Donnisha Burgess told them a man had shot her in the head while robbing her of her cell phone.
She also told investigators she ran to a nearby house on Danbury Road for help.
Police now believe the story was fabricated.
“The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim and the suspect were arguing over a gun in the 100 block of Danbury. During the argument, the gun went off striking the victim in the head," said Cpl. John Wachter of the Baltimore County Police Department.
Police say Burgess lives in the home and made up the story to protect the man who allegedly pulled the trigger.
Baltimore County police Friday night announced that an arrest had been made in the case:
A neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, claims the victim came outside the home with two other women and was holding a hand to her face that was filled with blood when a man said something to her and she went back in just before police arrived.
Questions surrounding the shooting extend to who actually lives inside the home.
"Well, I think there are two sisters and there is a daughter who's like 11, but the other people?" said Jeanne O'Connor.
She has lived next door to the property for more than 40 years, and she says she had no idea the victim was her neighbor.
"I have no idea who she is," said O’Connor. "I don't know that she lives there. She was there when she got shot. That's all I can tell you. I don't know who lives there."
Her injury is not considered life-threatening, and she remains hospitalized in serious condition.