The Charles County Sherrif’s office has released a composite sketch of one of the suspects and is asking for the public’s help in identifying him, along with the other suspect in the shooting. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Both suspects are believed to be in their twenties. The suspect depicted in the composite sketch is 5’11 to 6’0 with what police describe as a thin build. The second suspect is described as a black male, about 6’2 with a stocky build. If you have any information regarding either of the suspects, contact Detective J. Austin at 301-609-6504.
WASHINGTON —The school bus driver who came to the aid of a 17-year-old who was shot and robbed in Waldorf, Maryland, says she was willing to lose her job to save the teen’s life.
“When I stopped and told him to get on the bus, I said I might lose my job today, but I’m not going to let this child bleed to death on the street,” Chiquita Posey, the driver, told NBC Washington.
A group of people shot the teen in the leg and stole his BMX bike and cell phone late Tuesday afternoon, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office says. The teen was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The incident happened at around 3 p.m. on a bike path near St. Paul’s Drive. The teen was on his way home from St. Charles High School, en route to a friend’s house, NBC Washington reports.
Two males approached the teen, demanding his bike. One of the men shot the teen in the leg, police say.The robbers then made off with his iPhone and bike.
For help, teen had to flag down the school bus driver.
“That could have been my child,” says Posey, who just happened to be taking a shortcut when the teen flagged her down. People are calling her an “angel,” NBC Washington reports.
“I just want to hug her and just thank her and welcome her into my family,” the boy’s mother told the TV station.
It’s a meeting the bus driver would welcome.
“I want to hug her, too, because we’re both mothers,” Posey said.
See a report from NBC Washington: