UPDATED 02/01/2012: The investigation was conducted by Eastern District Detectives. Detectives interviewed the parties involved along with multiple witnesses and it was determined that the aggressor in the incident was the 18-year-old male. The investigation revealed that the 18-year-old male, a former Broadneck High student, approached his 15-year-old friend and assaulted him over what was later determined to be a misunderstanding. The 15-year-old male then reciprocated by assaulting the 18-year-old male. Based on the information obtained in the investigation and after consultation with the State’s Attorney’s Office, no charges are being filed against either individual.
The Anne Arundel County Police have issed a preliminary statement on the assault that occurred outside of Broadneck High School this afternoon. From the Anne Arundel County Police Department:
On January 27, 2012 at 2:15 p.m. officers responded to the 800 blk. of Chestnut Tree Drive in the community of Cape St. Claire, Annapolis for a report of an assault. Officers found a male, identified as an 18 year old from Annapolis, MD., lying on the ground across the street from Broadneck Senior High School with a serious and significant injury to the area of his right eye. Due to the serious nature and type of injury, the victim was taken to the University of Maryland Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment. The victim is currently in surgery, the injuries have been determined to be severe but non-life threatening.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that shortly after Broadneck High School dismissed students, the 18 year old victim approached a known 15 year old student from the school and the two became involved in a dispute off of school property in the 900 blk. of Chestnut Tree Drive. The confrontation escalated into a physical fight between the two and the 15 year old struck the 18 year old in the right side of his face. Detectives have determined that the teens are known to each other and that witnesses have been identified and are being interviewed.
No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is considered ongoing and active.
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