Howard County police have charged a man with attempted murder in a non-fatal shooting early on March 5 in Columbia. 

Marcus Burnette, 38, of Randallstown, is charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and related weapon violations. He is being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on March 5, police responded to the area of Governor Warfield Parkway and Chestnut Park Lane for a report of shots fired. Police located Jason Bell, 55, of Columbia, in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. Bell was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Through investigation, police learned that Bell and Burnette were involved in an altercation earlier that night at Bell’s residence in Columbia. Bell left in his vehicle and Burnette is alleged to have shot him while his vehicle was stopped on the side of road. 


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