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Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit made two arrests yesterday for a shooting in the unit block of Handworth Way that left one man injured Sunday night.

Police were called to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Sunday evening after the victim responded there with a gunshot wound to the lower body. The victim, 31, advised that he and his girlfriend were involved in an altercation with another couple that led to the male suspect shooting him around 7:30 p.m. The victim, 31, was treated at the hospital and released.

Police have identified the suspects as Qarier Onell Lovelace (29) of the 1200 block of South Marlyn Avenue, 21221 and Shakira Mikele Jackson (31) of the unit block of Handworth Way, 21236. Both have been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and firearms charges and are both held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Kareem Courtney -- the boyfriend of Korryn Gaines, fatally shot by police Monday after she pointed a shotgun at and threatened to kill a tactical officer during a barricade in the unit block of Sulky Court -- was charged today with distributing heroin from the Sulky Court apartment.

Homicide detectives found the heroin during execution of a search warrant at the apartment; this was part of their criminal investigation of the police-involved shooting. Three bags containing 75 capsules of an off-white substance -- later determined through forensic examination to be heroin -- were found in the kitchen. The heroin totaled 26.7 grams.

Police also recovered the Mossberg pistol grip shotgun Gaines used to assault the tactical officer, as well as numerous shotgun shells.

Courtney, 39, of the unit block of Sulky Court, faces nine charges including: Possession of a narcotic with intent to distribute; possession of a Schedule I narcotic; maintenance of a common nuisance; possession of paraphernalia; and five firearms charges.

Courtney is disqualified from owning or having access to firearms and ammunition because of his previous criminal record. He was convicted of attempted murder in 1996 and sentenced to eight years. He also has prior convictions for drug distribution and firearms violations.

Courtney is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Courtney was in the Sulky Road apartment with Gaines Monday morning when police went to serve warrants on each of them; Courtney's warrant was for second-degree assault, and Gaines' was a failure to appear bench warrant for traffic violations -- including resisting arrest -- incurred during a March 10 traffic stop. Courtney was arrested Monday when he left the apartment minutes after the warrant service officers announced their presence. Gaines refused to leave and, armed with the shotgun, remained inside with her five-year-old son in a barricade that lasted about seven hours.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017