Howard County police have arrested a local man in the May 30 Columbia shooting of Jaden Ealey, who died nearly two weeks later as a result of his injuries. Jeremi Quentin Lewis, 34, of Teal Wing Court in Columbia, has been charged with first-degree murder and assault, and numerous weapons violations.

Police were called around 7:10 p.m. May 30 to the 6000 block of Foreland Garth for a report of shots fired. Officers located Ealey, 21, behind an Exxon gas station suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition and later died on June 11. 

The shooting was captured on surveillance video and police identified Lewis as the shooter. Detectives do not believe the shooting was random.  

Lewis was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Columbia this morning. He is currently in the booking process at the Howard County Detention Center.


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