BALTIMORE – Two men are accused in a triple shooting last month that injured two men and a 10-year-old girl, authorities said.
According to the Baltimore Police Department, Tirik Trotman, 27, was arrested Monday on three counts of first-degree attempted murder, three counts of reckless endangerment and other related charges, WBAL reported. Nathaniel Diggs, 23, was arrested Feb. 27 on charges of discharging a firearm, reckless endangerment and other various handgun violations, the television station reported.
Trotman is awaiting a court commissioner and Diggs is being held without bail, police said.
The shooting occurred at around 3:30 p.m., WJZ reported. Police said two groups of people got into an argument, which led to to the shooting, the television station reported.
Diggs fired his weapon and was injured in the shooting, police spokesperson Lindsey Eldridge told The Sun of Baltimore.
Kaelin Washington, 10, was shot in the chest as she walked to the store to buy a bag of Cheetos, the newspaper reported. A 45-year-old man and a 23-year-old man also were injured, according to WJZ.
“I was thinking I wasn’t going to stay in this world,” Washington told the television station.
Washington’s mother, Jasmine Ramsey, said Tuesday that she was pleased to learn an arrest had been made.
“I’m very glad to hear. I’m just glad we are headed in the right direction to do justice for my baby,” Ramsey told The Sun. “I had faith in (the police and prosecutors).”
Ramsey said her daughter has been discharged from the hospital, although the bullet that struck her remains lodged in her back,
“She’s in good spirits,” Ramsey told the newspaper.