Man pleads guilty to shooting grandma’s car
CENTREVILLE — A Grasonville man pleaded guilty to a handgun violation Jan. 19 in Queen Anne’s County District Court in the shooting of his grandmother’s car after she refused to make him food.
On April 24, 2016, Maryland State Police responded to Graces Lane in Grasonville for the report of a shot fired. Troopers met with Vivian Lynch, who reported that her grandson, Amon Jazz-Malik Stowers, 19, had fired a .25 caliber round into the rear fender of her Chevrolet Malibu because she had refused to make him something to eat.
According to police, Lynch said she returned home from to doing errands to find “Malik” in her driveway; he complained he was hungry and wanted her to make him something to eat. When Lynch refused, Stowers became angry, pulled out a handgun and shot the rear fender of her car, police said.
Lynch told police Stowers threatened to “put more holes in your car” if she did not get him food.
After being read his rights, Stowers admitted to shooting his grandmother’s car because he was hungry and she wouldn’t make him food, police said.
Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney Lance G. Richardson prosecuted the case. Stowers was represented by Eileen Shannon-McClellan of the Public Defender’s Office.
A shell casing was recovered on scene, but the handgun was not recovered. Stowers reportedly threw the gun into the Chester River at the Kent Narrows, Richardson said.
Stowers was charged with reckless endangerment, handgun on a person and malicious destruction of property. In return for his guilty plea on the handgun violation, the other two charges were dropped.
He faces up to three years in prison on the handgun violation, Richardson said. He thanked MSP for their work on the case.
Stowers is being held at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center pending sentencing.
“The facility is providing for his nutritional needs until his sentencing date,” Richardson said. Sentencing is set for March 22.