Teen Surrenders in August 19 Shooting
Baltimore County, Maryland (August 30, 2013) - Rasheed Stanford, 16, of the unit block of Roberts Avenue, 21228, surrendered at the Public Safety Building yesterday evening. He was wanted in connection with a shooting on August 19. Officer Jason Schneider was fatally shot during a search warrant service at the defendant's home on August 28.
Stanford has been charged as an adult with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, and use of a firearm in a felony crime. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
On August 19 at 10:11 p.m., officers responded for a shooting in the 100 block of Winters Lane. A 29-year-old man got into an argument with a suspect, later identified as Rasheed Stanford, and was shot. The victim was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.
Search Warrant Led to Officer Death
The investigation into the August 19 shooting on Winters Lane led detectives to a home in the unit block of Roberts Avenue in Precinct 1/Wilkens on the morning of August 28. Tactical officers, including Officer Jason Schneider, entered the home to serve a warrant and encountered several subjects. There was an exchange of gunfire and the officer and the suspect were both shot.
The man suspected of fatally shooting Baltimore County Police Officer Jason Schneider died at Shock Trauma on August 28. He has been identified as Tevon Smith, 25, of the unit block of Roberts Avenue, 21228. Tevon Smith is the only suspect believed to have shot Officer Schneider.
All subjects inside the home at the time of the warrant service were detained.
Preliminary investigation has shown that Officer Schneider's vest stopped several rounds, but that one round travelled underneath his vest, striking him in the back.
Police Officer First Class Jason Schneider, 36, died at Shock Trauma.
Suspect Arrested for Weapons Possession
Taquan Barney, 17, of the unit block of Shipley Avenue, 21228, has been charged as an adult with firearm violations. He was arrested inside the home during the search warrant service on Roberts Avenue after the fatal shooting of Police Officer First Class Jason Schneider. While searching the suspect, officers found a loaded .22 caliber handgun in his front pants pocket. Taquan Barney is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
That firearm and one additional firearm were recovered. Detectives are currently tracing those weapons and determining how the suspects came to be in possession of the weapons.
Response From Police Chief
Chief Johnson stated, "Jason was extraordinarily experienced. He was a leader within the unit. This is a terrible loss for Baltimore County. His noble work is greatly appreciated, and his bravery and role in the great human experience brought us here today. Low crime rates mean nothing today...all that matters is that we lost a police officer."
Revised September 3, 2013