Baltimore MD July 23 2015 A man who Baltimore police say shot a bail bondsman was charged with attempted murder.
Kevin McCallaum, 28, faces charges of attempted murder, handgun and assault offenses after he was arrested on Thursday. On Wednesday night, police said, a bail bondsman who police didn't identify was attempting to serve a forfeiture warrant on McCallaum in 1600 block of Rutland Ave., when the suspect pulled out a black .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun from his waistband.
Police said the victim was struck "several times in the upper torso." It was not known whether he was wearing a bulletproof vest. Police said McCallaum was identified through witnesses.
Police also announced they have charged Lester Ashe, 25, with first-degree assault and weapon offenses in the July 14 shooting of a man in the 2300 block of E. Hoffman St. In that case, police said, a patrol officer heard several gun shots at about 7:30 p.m. and arrived in the block to see several people running. On the ground, he found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his right hip. Police said his hip was shattered, and the victim was taken to Johns Hopkins hospital emergency room.
Investigators say the victim, who police did not name, was breaking up a fight between two women when Ashe – a childhood friend of the victim – pulled out a black 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and shot him.
Ashe was identified through witnesses, police said.
The Baltimore Public Defender's Office, which is representing both Ashe and McCallaum, declined to comment in either case.