Shooting suspect’s mother alleged to be getaway driver
Man’s mother, accused of being his getaway driver, also arrested
A St. Mary’s man has been jailed on charges from a police investigation of gunshots fired Tuesday at a pedestrian along Great Mills Road, and the suspect’s mother is accused in charging papers of being his getaway driver.
Devonte Arnez Shubrooks, the 24-year-old suspect listed in earlier court records as a St. Inigoes resident, was arrested Wednesday on charges of attempted first-degree assault and recklessly endangering his alleged target from the highway.
“Did I get him?” Shubrooks asked his mother, Sheila Lisa Miles, before they rode away in a sport-utility vehicle, according to charging papers filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s investigators.
The gunshots missed Stefan Miles, who told responding law officers that he was on a sidewalk in front of a McDonald’s restaurant, located at the St. Mary’s Square shopping center off the highway, when he encountered Shubrooks on the highway, court papers state, and they “became engaged in a heated argument on the side of the road.”
Shubrooks eventually got inside the SUV, before he “opened the front passenger window and began shooting toward the victim,” sheriff’s detective Cpl. David Alexander wrote in charging papers in the investigation.
Stefan Miles told police that he was familiar with Shubrooks “due to past issues and the fact they once resided in the same neighborhood,” court papers state, and “the victim was also able to identify the driver of the [SUV] as the defendant’s mother.”
Shell casings from a handgun were found at the scene, court papers state, and the SUV later was located at a parking lot in St. Inigoes, where Sheila Miles was taken into custody by police.
The 44-year-old Lexington Park woman later was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond to await a court hearing on charges including attempted first-degree assault and acting as an accessory after the crime.