On July 6 at 4:57 p.m., Charles County Sheriff's officers responded to J.C. Penney in the 11,100 block of Mall Circle in Waldorf for the shooting. Investigation revealed subjects were in a vehicle in the parking lot when a verbal argument ensued. The accused, Steven Nathaniel Foster, 19, of Washington, D.C., allegedly brandished a handgun during the altercation and fired shots. One of the individuals in the vehicle, a 19-year-old Washington, D.C., man, fled the vehicle on foot and was able to escape injury. The other individuals fled in the vehicle.
A short time later, a 39-year-old Washington, D.C., man was located in the emergency room of Southern Maryland Hospital Center suffering from a gunshot wound that police determined was received during this altercation. The victim sustained serious injury and was listed in serious but stable condition.
Detectives obtained a warrant for Foster for First Degree Assault and firearms charges. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-932-2222.