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Annapolis Police arrested and charged two teens for assault, following a fight in Eastport

Posted at 1:07 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 13:07:21-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Annapolis Police arrested and charged two teens following a fight in Eastport.

Officers said the incident happened Tuesday afternoon in 1100 block of Frederick Douglass Street. A 51-year-old adult male victim told police that 17-year-old Jornasha King threw five kitchen knives at him. The victim claims three knives struck him, but he was not injured.

The victim reportedly pushed King out of the home and the two started fighting.

Police said, as people outside attempted to stop the fight, 16-year-old J’Riley Downs struck and injured the 51-year-old with a handgun to his mouth. Downs then pointed the gun at the victim and fled the area.

Officers found Downs in the 1100 block of Madison Street, but they did not find the handgun.

According to the Annapolis Police Department, Downs was arrested and charged as an adult with first-degree assault, illegally carrying a handgun on his person and four other related charges. King was arrested and charged as an adult with first and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Both are being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.