Timonium SkyZone Shooting: Suspect In Custody, Accused Of Shooting Ex-Wife's Boyfriend
TIMONIUM - Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the fatal shooting at an indoor trampoline facility in Timonium on Saturday.
According to police, 30-year-old Quinton Walker has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection to the shooting. Walker turned himself in to Anne Arundel County Police on Saturday and is currently held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson.
The shooting resulted in the death of Marcus Whitehead, 32, who succumbed to his injuries at an area hospital.
The venue, frequented by children and families, witnessed widespread panic after the shots. Authorities have confirmed there were no other casualties and emphasized that the situation was isolated, assuring the public of no further safety risks.
According to charging documents obtained by the Maryland Daily Record, Walker was visiting his daughter from Colorado and had arranged to meet her and Walker's ex-spouse at the Sky Zone.
In his statement to the police, Walker said that after arriving at the trampoline park, he observed his ex-spouse's boyfriend, Whitehead, staring in his direction.
Walker suggested they talk outside, to which Whitehead allegedly reacted defensively. According to Walker, after a brief exchange, Whitehead threatened physical harm, leading Walker to draw his weapon and fire. However, a witness account suggested the verbal exchange between the two men was short before the shooting commenced.
The Maryland Daily Record reports that Walker left the SkyZone following the shooting in a U-Haul truck. He later called 911 and was arrested by Anne Arundel County Police, who discovered a Glock pistol in Walker's possession.
The trampoline facility, known for hosting children's events, has been shut since the incident but aims to resume operations by Thursday, according to its official website.
"This incident of gun violence is shocking, horrifying, and simply has no place in our community," Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said in a statement Saturday night. "We are thankful that no children were injured in this shameful act of cowardice."
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