Two Cedonia men have been charged in connection with a shooting in Overlea last week that resulted in a 2-year-old being hit in the face with shrapnel, police said.
Charles Dante Patterson, 29, of the 5000 block of Goodnow Road, and Kenneth Alexander Brooks II, 26, of the 5600 block of Leiden Road, were charged with first-degree attempted murder, police said, and are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
The charges were connected to a March 3 incident in Overlea, in which a 40-year-old woman, 19-year-old man, 17-year-old woman and 2-year-old girl were in a Dodge minivan stopped at a traffic light on Kenwood Avenue at Lillian Holt Drive when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up next to them and fired several shots into the minivan, police said.
According to investigators, Patterson and Brooks were targeting the 19-year-old man because of testimony he gave against their brother, who is currently in jail, in a street robbery case.
Nobody was shot in the minivan but the 2-year-old was hit in the face by shrapnel, police said. She was treated at the hospital and has since been released, police said.