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Unwanted guest threatens woman & toddler with gun

Suspect chases car as victims flee in Westminster
Posted at 7:04 PM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 09:18:15-04

WESTMINSTER, Md. — He's known by the street name, "Boo", and 19-year-old Raheem Smith of Gwynn Oak faces a series of 17 charges after haunting a woman and her 3-year-old son when he was asked to leave their home in the Bishop's Garth Apartments in Westminster.

"While there, he got into an altercation with this third party,” said Capt. Scott Peter of the Westminster Police Department, “At that point, she said Mr. Smith produced a handgun, threatened her, kicked her vehicle, scratched her vehicle."

According to charging documents, as the woman and some friends attempted to leave the parking lot, Smith slammed her car door shut, struck the windows with his fist and kicked the rear passenger side door, and he wasn't done yet.

"The victim said she fled from the scene after he kicked the car. He was following her with the handgun. No shots were fired, but the victim did say that he was brandishing a handgun at her," said Peter.

"And there were young children in the back seat?"

"The victim said she had two children in the back of her car at the time of the incident," said Peter.

Police later learned Smith had previously been issued a trespass notice at the complex and was prohibited from being there.

He also was prohibited from possessing a firearm after an assault conviction back in March.

As if he hadn't done enough already, the following day Smith encountered two of the people he threatened with a gun elsewhere in Westminster and told them, "If there is a warrant for my arrest, I'm gonna see whose names are on the statement and I will kill them."