Shamaine N. Moore charged with stabbing two fellow students in cafeteria knife fight
(McHENRY, MD) – You can take the city kids out of the city but there still ends up stabbings and violence at a mountain-side college. That was one lesson to take away from this bloody event in a Western Maryland Community College.
Where the college had recently featured a first responder course, anticipating that those skiers at nearby ski resorts who plow head-first into trees, fall off chair lifts or go over a snow bank might need a rescue; on January 29, 2015, it was a case of a fight in the college cafeteria leading to bloodshed.
First responders got a workout as two stabbing victims had to be treated for serious wounds and rushed to hospitals.
Where did the alleged attacker take off to in order to escape arriving police? Apparently she simply went to class. Perhaps she had an important test to take. Investigating detectives found her walking out of a college building.
Maryland State Police report that a suspect is in custody and facing charges on Thursday evening, January 29th after two people were stabbed at Garrett College. Police say that even the alleged stabber suffered wounds from the cafeteria mayhem.
The suspect is identified as Shamaine N. Moore, 19, of Baltimore, Md. She is under arrest and was expected to be charged later in the evening with attempted second degree murder, first and second degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Additional charges are possible. She was transported by ambulance, accompanied by troopers, to Garrett Memorial Hospital for treatment of what appears to be a laceration. After her release and processing, she will be taken to the Garrett County Detention Center to await an initial appearance before a court commissioner.
The two victims are identified as Daniqua N. Harrington, 20, of Washington, D.C., and Chandel J. Alexander, 18, of Baltimore, Md. Both victims were transported to Garrett Memorial Hospital for treatment of stab wounds. Alexander was treated and released. Harrington was later transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital, where she continues to undergo treatment.
Just before 5:00 p.m. today, Maryland State Police at the McHenry Barrack received a call for a reported stabbing at Garrett College, in the 600-block of Mosser Road, McHenry, Md. Responding troopers found the two victims in the school cafeteria. EMS personnel responded to treat and transport the victims.
Information was developed by troopers about the suspect, who had fled the scene. Troopers responded to the on-campus dormitories and encountered the suspect coming out of a building. She was arrested without incident.
Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators from the McHenry and Hagerstown barracks, as well as C3I Cumberland and the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to conduct the investigation. The preliminary investigation indicates the suspect and both victims are students at the college. The three were in the cafeteria when an argument ensued. The suspect produced a knife and the two victims were stabbed during the altercation.
State Police investigators conducted numerous interviews of persons in the cafeteria where the incident occurred. Troopers recovered a knife in the cafeteria. The knife will be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division laboratory for analysis to determine if it was the weapon used in the stabbings.
Garrett County Sheriff’s Office deputies also responded to the scene and assisted. The Garrett County State’s Attorney’s Office was notified and briefed on the investigation. The investigation is continuing.
College Condemns Cafeteria Mayhem
Garrett College took a dim view of the cafeteria criminal conduct and issued this statement on its Facebook page:
“At approximately 5pm today, an incident involving a knife took place in the Laker Café. Law enforcement secured the scene and all parties involved have been located. There is no security risk at this time. Garrett College will not tolerate this behavior and has responded with the appropriate sanctions according to the college student code of conduct.”