Baltimore County Police have charged two men in connection with a March 3 shooting in which a two-year-old female was injured by shrapnel.

  • 29-year-old Charles Dante Patterson of the 5000 block of Goodnow Road 21206.
  • 26-year-old Kenneth Alexander Brooks II of the 5600 block of Leiden Road 21206.

Both are charged with attempted first degree murder and related offenses and are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The two-year-old victim was released from the hospital after being treated.
Investigators believe that these two men targeted the male that was in the Dodge minivan because of testimony he gave against their brother in a street robbery case. The brother is currently incarcerated.

Charles Donte Patterson

Kenneth Alexander Brooks II

Original release:

Monday night at 10:22 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the area of Kenwood Avenue and McCormick Avenue for a report of shots fired. Officers were able to locate a Dodge minivan that was involved in the incident.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the Dodge minivan was stopped at a traffic light on north-bound Kenwood Avenue at Lillian Holt Drive. A dark colored vehicle pulled up next to the minivan and someone in that vehicle fired several shots into the minivan. That vehicle then fled the scene, making a right turn onto Lillian Holt Drive.

There were four people in the minivan, a 40-year-old female, a 17-year-old female, a 2-year-old female, and a 19-year-old male.  The two-year-old female was struck in the head and face by shrapnel. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported during this incident.

Investigators believe that this was not a random incident and that there is no danger to the community.

The incident remains under active investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-887-6286 or 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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