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Man arrested after shooting family on Easter Sunday

Suspect: Business deal gone wrong led to shooting
Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 17:47:42-04

A man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a family on Easter Sunday. 

Devron Goodwyn, 23, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, three counts of 1st Degree Assault, three counts of 2nd Degree Assault, and the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Baltimore County police say he opened fired on a family outside of their apartment on Cinnamon Circle. A 24-year-old man, his 5-year-old son, and his girlfriend, 21, suffered non-life-threatening gun shot wounds. 

"The suspect drove up to them, started shooting at them from the window of his vehicle and then he got out of his vehicle and he continued to shoot at them as they fled into the apartment," Baltimore County police spokesperson Jennifer Peach said. "He showed absolute disregard for everybody else who was out in front of the apartment building that day, including the children that were outside playing."

Police say a prior business dispute between Goodwyn and the 24-year-old man led to the Sunday shooting. 

"There was a disagreement about the quality of work that was done and for some reason, he felt that the best way was by shooting or harming or killing this man," Peach said. 

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The male victim told police he recognized the shooter as the person he buys marijuana from. He pointed out the suspect's phone number in his contact list and police traced it to Goodwyn. The victim was able to ID Goodwyn from a photo. 

According to Goodwyn, it was not a drug-related incident.