BLOOD was found on the walls inside a luxury hotel room where a daycare worker allegedly shot her husband after being told he was molesting children.
Maryland resident Shanteari Weems was arrested for the shooting after reportedly barricading herself inside the couple’s room at a high end hotel in Washington DC.
The shooting took place on Thursday at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with the woman telling authorities she shot her husband after hearing he had “molested children” at the daycare center she operates, the Washington Post reported.
The couple was inside a room at the hotel when the gun was fired, which reportedly triggered a smoke detector.
Responding to the sound of the alarm, a staff member at the hotel entered the room “and observed blood on the wall,informó el diario.
By the time officers arrived at the scene, Weems had locked herself and her husband inside the room.
As the tense situation unfolded people were rushed out of the hotel.
It reportedly took an hour for law enforcement to gain entry into the room.
Once they managed to get inside the hotel room, they arrested Weems and transported the victim to a hospital for care.
According to the Washington Post, the 50-year-old has been hit with several charges including “assault with intent to kill, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm without a license and possession of unregistered firearm.”
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There were reportedly two weapons found at the scene, and authorities say the male victim was shot in the leg and head.
The victim has not been arrested nor have the child abuse allegations been corroborated or proven.
Baltimore County Police spokesperson said they are investigating the situation and “monitoring the recent developments,” de acuerdo a the Baltimore Sun.
The Lil’ Kidz Kastle daycare center the woman operates near Baltimore has reportedly been shuttered as the “investigation moves forward,” the spokesperson said.
The victim is said to be a retired police officer for the Baltimore City Police Department.