Man facing attempted murder charges
Reportedly shot at man outside Waldorf home
A Lanham man was arrested on Friday night after he allegedly tried to shoot his former girl- friend’s fiancé outside a Waldorf residence.
Charged with attempted first-degree murder, Antwan Jasper Thompson, 29, remains in custody after his bond was set at $250,000, court
records show. Thompson reportedly fired a handgun twice at the man as he ran away, though no one was injured.
Around 6:50 p.m. on Friday, deputies of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Ashford Circle for a reported shooting, charging documents state. Upon arrival, an of- ficer found the victim un- injured a short distance from where he said he was shot at by Thompson.
The victim told police that he had been at his fianceé’s house on Bramley Court when a man rang the doorbell before going around the corner of the house, court records indicate. When he went outside to investigate, the victim said he allegedly saw Thompson, who he recognized by a tattoo on his hand, holding a Glock handgun. Fearing for his life, the victim ran away as Thompson reportedly fired two rounds that he heard go by his head, he told police.
Officers on the scene were able to find one .40 caliber shell casing from the scene in poor light- ing conditions, and noted that another casing may have been in the grass, police records state.
After obtaining a vehicle description from a police database, deputies located Thompson driv- ing on Route 210 at what appeared to be a high rate of speed and pulled him over, charging documents indicate. Upon searching the car, officers reportedly discovered a loaded Glock handgun which was missing two to three .40 caliber bullets, a mask, a latex glove and clothing items that matched the description given by witnesses.
Police noted that the recovered handgun was found to have been stolen from Salisbury, N.C., in 2011, and that Thompson was disqualified from possessing a handgun due to two prior unlawful firearm possession convictions.
A preliminary hearing date has been scheduled for Dec. 21.