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Five indicted following shooting at Owings Mills Target

Shooting happened during "OfferUp" meeting
Posted at 3:44 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 09:31:27-04

Five people have been indicted months after a lengthy investigation into a shooting at a Target in Owings Mills. 

Back in March, shots were fired inside the Target during a sale set up on the OfferUp app. 

According to police, Travonne Smith listed an item for sale on the app and told Elexis Turner that he would meet her at the Target cafe back in March. Smith brought his friend Kaneil Vaughn with him for the meeting. 

Unknown to Smith and Vaughn, Turner had brought along her boyfriend, Deion Petty, and Ronald Williams to rob Smith of the item he was selling. 

Police say Smith and Turner were sitting at a table in the Target cafe. Turner was distracting Smith by looking at the merchandise while Petty approached Smith from behind. Smith's friend, Vaughn, saw what was happening so he fired shots in the store, hitting a wall behind Smith and Petty. 

Williams was watching all of this unfold from another area of the store, and, after the shots were fired, he ran toward Smith and began to punch and kick him, according to the indictment. After firing the shot, Vaughn ran away and Turner took Smith's cell phone and the item he was selling before running away with Petty and Williams. 

Smith also ran away following the shooting. 

Smith was the first to be identified by police through surveillance video. When he was brought in for questioning he deliberately identified the shooter as someone other than Kaneil Vaughn, so he was charged with Obstructing and Hindering and Making a False Statement to an Officer. He has since posted bond.

Vaughn was then identified and charged with multiple counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, First-Degree Assault, and other related firearm charges. 

Turner, Petty, and Willaims have all been charged with Robbery, Second Degree Assault, Misdemeanor Theft, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.