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Security guard charged in Royal Farms shooting


Baltimore City Police arrested a security guard in connection with a Sunday shooting that left a man in critical condition. City police said detectives arrested Kanisha Spence, 43, of Baltimore without incident on Sunday, charging him with attempted second-degree murder. they believe the shooting started as some sort of argument between the security guard and a 26-year-old man. Police said the victim was taken to hospital, where he is in serious condition. According to a court charging document, when police arrived at the scene, Spence told them she had just shot the victim who was in the doorway. Spence is an employee of a private security firm. According to Maryland State Police, she has a valid security guard license that expires at the end of this year. They have no indication of his involvement in any previous shootings. The court filing says Spence asked the victim to leave the store because he had become frustrated and belligerent, but returned moments later and attempted to approach Spence. She then pointed her Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol several times at him. He left the store but when he returned and tried to confront Spence again, she again pulled her gun. As an unknown woman attempted to restrain the victim, police said they believe Spence walked towards the victim and shot him in the head. But speaking to police about the incident, Spence said the victim lunged at her and was scared and feared for her safety. WBAL-TV 11 News has contacted Royal Farms for comment and has yet to receive one. The shooting victim remains in critical condition at Shock Trauma, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP. This report will be updated.

Baltimore City Police have arrested a security guard in connection with a Sunday shooting that left a man in critical condition.

City police said detectives arrested Kanisha Spence, 43, of Baltimore without incident on Sunday, charging him with attempted second-degree murder.

Police said they believe the shooting started as some sort of argument between the security guard and a 26-year-old man.

Police said the victim was taken to hospital, where he is in serious condition.

According to a court charging document, when police arrived at the scene, Spence told them she had just shot the victim who was in the doorway. Spence is an employee of a private security firm.

According to Maryland State Police, she has a valid security guard license that expires at the end of this year. They have no indication of his involvement in any previous shootings.

The court filing says Spence asked the victim to leave the store because he had become frustrated and aggressive, but returned moments later and attempted to approach Spence. She then pointed her Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol several times at him.

He left the store but when he returned and tried to confront Spence again, she again pulled her gun. As an unknown woman attempted to restrain the victim, police said they believe Spence walked towards the victim and shot him in the head. But speaking to police about the incident, Spence said the victim lunged at her and was scared and feared for her safety.

WBAL-TV 11 News has contacted Royal Farms for comment and has yet to receive one.

The shooting victim remains in critical condition at Shock Trauma, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

This report will be updated.


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