Anne Arundel County Grand Jury Indicts Glen Burnie Man Accused of Shooting 15 Year Old Boy

More than three weeks after police arrested and charged a Glen Burnie man in the near fatal-shooting of his 15 year old neighbor; a grand jury has returned a six count indictment against that man.

46 year old Roy Allen Birk, a resident of Columbus Road in Glen Burnie, was arrested on the evening of October 1, 2019, after Police allege that he fired a weapon, attempting to kill his young neighbor, Martez Spears.

Spears, a student at the nearby North County High School, was reportedly rushed to an area hospital after being found suffering from a single gunshot, just yards away from his home. Anne Arundel County Police had responded to Birk's home for a report of suspected destruction of property, when the hospital treating Spears notified them that a 15 year old shooting victim had been taken to their emergency room.

During an interview with officers, Mr. Birk reportedly stated that he heard a "loud noise" coming from outside of his home, before shooting the teen, who he believed was tampering with his vehicle.

According to court records, the indictment consists of several serious charges, including: attempted first degree murder, first degree assault and reckless endangerment.  Birk still remains held without bond at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis.