Teen Arrested After Shooting On Metro. Justice Department Plans To Address Baltimore Gun Violence.

Teen Arrested After Shooting On Metro

More details are emerging on a Metro shooting. Metro Transit Police say 18-year-old Jermaine Brown was riding with his 14-year-old half-brother on the Red Line yesterday afternoon when three men confronted him. Brown is accused of accidentally shooting his half-brother in the stomach during the altercation. The victim is currently in stable condition. Brown was arrested by Metro Transit Police last night, and charged with first-degree assault. Police are still searching for the three men who fled the scene.

Justice Department Plans To Address Baltimore Gun Violence

Maryland’s acting U.S. Attorney says plans are in motion to direct more resources to fight gun violence in Baltimore. Stephen Schenning was named Maryland’s top federal prosecutor after Rod Rosenstein was appointed deputy AG in the Trump administration. Schenning tells “The Baltimore Sun” the city’s gun violence is a top priority for his office. Although he would not divulge details, Schenning said there are efforts underway to increase the tools the Justice Department has to address the crisis in Baltimore.

Possible Tornado In Salisbury

The cleanup is underway after a possible tornado strike in Salisbury. Police say the storm struck today in the area of Carrolton Avenue and John Street and damage is reported along Roger Street. No injuries are reported. Meanwhile, there was a tornado warning this afternoon for southeastern St. Mary’s County in Southern Maryland, but there is no word if one touched down.

Maryland State Police Warn Drivers Of Flash Flood Dangers

With much of the region experiencing heavy rain today, Maryland State Police are warning drivers to be cautious on the roads. Some areas could see one to two inches of rain per hour, and runoff may cause flash flooding. State Police are cautioning drivers who encounter water in the roadway to remember the advice, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of flood-related deaths occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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