Baltimore County Police have arrested two adult suspects in the shooting of an 18-year-old man in Parkville last month.

Officers were called to the 8900 block of Old Harford Road, 21234 for a call of a shooting around 10:31 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. Arriving officers were advised that an 18-year-old man had been shot and driven to an area hospital by family members. Detectives from the Baltimore County Violent Crimes Unit responded to the hospital and began their investigation.

Detectives determined that the victim was involved in a confrontation with a group of male subjects approximately an hour before the shooting at a gas station on Joppa Road. Among those subjects were Chimel Witherspoon and Demonte Poole, who would approach the victim on Old Harford Road an hour later. Witherspoon fired a handgun at the victim, striking him once in the upper body. 

Chimel Mequon Witherspoon (19) of the 1300 block of Dalton Road, 21234 was arrested May 22. He remains held without bail on the following charges: 

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • Attempted second degree murder
  • First degree assault
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/crime of violence
  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm with a felony conviction
  • Possession of a firearm by a minor

Demonte Derrick Poole (20) of the 3300 block of Dudley Avenue, 21231 was arrested on May 21 and also remains held without bail on the following charges:

  • Attempted first degree murder
  • Attempted second degree murder
  • First degree assault
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a crime

Three juveniles have also since been charged in connection with this crime. Their identities will not be released.