UPDATE: Police Say Nail Gun Incident in Triton Woods No Accident
Anne Arundel County Police made an arrest in the Monday pneumatic nail gun shooting in Triton Woods on the Mayo peninsula in Edgewater. According to police spokesman Justin Mulcahy, Guillermo L. Lopez-Molina, 41, of Hyattsville, was charged in the construction site altercation.
The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. on Monday in the 4200 block of Sweet Leaf Lane. The initial call came in for a a 34-year-old male who had been accidentally shot in the chest and hand with a nail gun firing 3-inch nails.
The site is in a new section of the Triton Woods development off of Shoreham Beach Road. The house being built is in the framing stages.
According to Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Chief Michael Cox, the victim was transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, Anne Arundel County Police remained on the scene to investigate. Initially, police were thought to be investigating a construction-site accident. The media release said that further investigation by police revealed that the victim was involved in a dispute with another member of the construction crew.
The release said that, “at a certain juncture, the co-worker shot the victim with a nail gun.”
Lopez-Molina was later taken into custody by Anne Arundel County Police and charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and reckless endangerment.