Youth, 14, and mother charged in attempted murder

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This view of Cosby Avenue looks towards the intersection with Greenwood Avenue where a 14-year-old St. Michaels youth fired a shotgun Dec. 2 at a victim.

CAMBRIDGE — A 14-year-old boy and his mother are in jail, after the boy was charged with attempted murder. The mother, police say, drove him from St. Michaels to Cambridge — with a shot gun — to attack the victim.

On Dec. 2 at approximately 1:36 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to the area of Greenwood and Cosby avenues in reference to shots fired, a report from the department said on Dec. 3. While officers were being dispatched, detectives immediately began checking the surveillance camera footage in the area. Through investigation and the surveillance footage, officers obtained a suspect vehicle and located the victim who was shot at.

The surveillance camera footage showed that a subject had shot from the rear passenger area of the suspect vehicle. The footage also showed the victim, who was not injured, ducking when the shots were being fired.

A short time later, officers located the suspect vehicle nearby and contacted the driver of the vehicle when the shooting occurred. The driver was identified as a 34-year-old Saint Michaels woman. Investigation revealed she drove her 14-year-old son to Cambridge to find a subject, with whom the son had a confrontation earlier in the day.

When they found the subject in the Cosby Avenue area, the son, from the rear passenger seat area of the vehicle fired the shotgun in the direction of the victim.
The juvenile was arrested and charged with attempted 1st and 2nd degree murder, weapon charges and related offenses. He is currently being held without bond.

Cornella J. Rookard was charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault, contributing to a minor, and reckless endangerment. She is also being held without bond.