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Randallstown man shot by wife after accused of molesting children now in police custody

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Posted at 8:31 PM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 20:31:38-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — A Randallstown man accused of sexually assaulting at least three children at a daycare facility in Owings Mills is in custody of the Baltimore County Police.

According to police reports, James Weems, 57, was shot by his wife, 50-year-old Shanteari Weems, after at least three children said he molested them at her child daycare facility - Lil' Kidz Kastle Daycare Center.

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James Weems was hospitalized after he was shot by his wife inside their room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington D.C.

Metropolitan Police say that's when she grabbed a gun from her purse and shot James. Police ended up recovering two guns from the hotel room, in addition to a notebook that appeared to lay out Shanteari's plans to shoot James.

James Weems faces several charges, including second-degree assault, sex abuse of a minor as well as displaying obscene material to a minor. He is being held in jail without bond.

WMAR confirmed that James is a former Baltimore City Police officer. He retired in 2005, but continued working for the department as a contract specialist until 2008.

As for Shanteari, she faces charges of assault with intent to kill.