Saturday, November 12, 2016

Shooting reported in Westminster

Shooting reported in Westminster

November 12, 2016

Domestic disturbance results in assault by shooting in Westminster

According to information released by the Westminster Police Department:

On Friday November 11, 2016 at approximately 9:23 PM the Westminster Police was dispatched to the unit block of Carroll View Ave in Westminster for domestic disturbance at a private residence.

Upon arrival in the area police officers located a 31 year old male identified as Angelo Johnson laying on the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds to his back and right leg.
EMS was summoned to the scene and the victim was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment.

Investigation at the scene determined that Johnson cohabitates with a husband and wife in a townhouse on the unit block of Carroll View Ave.

A domestic argument erupted between the husband and wife. Johnson attempted to intervene and became involved in an altercation with the husband. Johnson was asked to leave the house, which he complied. Once outside the residence Johnson began to flatten the tires of the suspect’s automobile.

The suspect, identified as Dustin A Forson (37) discharged two (2) rounds from a 12 gauge shotgun out a second floor window of the residence at Johnson, striking him in the back and right leg with pellets from the shotgun rounds. Johnson was treated at the scene and transported by EMS. Johnson is in stable condition at Shock Trauma.

The suspect Forson was taken into custody and transported to the Westminster Police Department for questioning.

While in custody Forson complained of pain from a preexisting condition. Forson was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Forson will be charged criminally with assault in the first and second degree along with Reckless Endangerment upon his release from the hospital.

Citizens who may have witnessed this incident or who have information are asked to contact Det. Todd Rutledge, Westminster Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau at (410) 8484646, or send a confidential text to 847411, keyword TIPWPD or contact the TIPS line at (410) 8578477.
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