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Two teens arrested in Annapolis following family fight

Posted at 8:12 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 09:03:56-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Two teens were arrested in Annapolis for a family fight involving knives and a gun.

Annapolis Police were called to the 1100 block of Fredrick Douglas Street Tuesday afternoon for a fight between 17-year-old Jornasha King and her 51-year-old step-father.

"She threw about five kitchen knives at him, three struck him, he was not injured. Then he said he pushed her outside and they started physically fighting outside the home," said Sergeant Amy Miguez, Annapolis Police.

That's when, police say, a crowd gathered to break up the fight.

"One of the people who came, J'Riley Downs, he had a handgun. He struck the victim in the face with the handgun, also pointed the handgun at him. He then walked over to a car before fleeing the area on foot," said Miguez.

When police arrived on Fredrick Douglas Street, Downs or the gun were nowhere to be found.

"The vehicle he went over to was searched, but the gun was not in that vehicle. They were able to figure out that J'Riley was close by and he was found in the 1100 block of Madison Street, not far from where this happened," said Miguez.

Residents in the community, who did not want to go on camera, said they are trying to make this a better community to raise their children, but it's people that come in from out of the area that contribute to the blight of the community.

"It's defiantly a community that has struggles and a lot of the struggles come from people not within the community coming into the community and doing these things. J'Riley Downs does not live in either of these communities, Eastport Terrace or Harbor House, yet he was over there with a handgun," said Miguez.

Both Downs and King are charged as adults and are being held at the Jennifer Roads Detention Center without bail. Police still have not recovered the gun.