"I wanted to kill him...I want him dead"| Suspect admits to shooting man at UMMC


    "I wanted to kill him...I want him dead"| Suspect admits to shooting man at UMMC

    BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- New details emerge after a man was shot outside of University of Maryland Medical Center Monday. The suspect told police the shooting stemmed from a romantic relationship, and he wanted "closure".

    FOX45 has learned that the suspect, Jamar Haughton who was employed at Johns Hopkins Hospital is currently under a Peace Order for allegedly stalking another Johns Hopkins Hospital employee last year.

    In court records, that employee states that Haughton stole the victim's Facebook pictures & posted them on a gay dating app stating that he was HIV positive.

    Monday, Haughton allegedly shot another man at UMMC. That victim, who was employed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was shot in the face and buttocks.

    According to charging documents, Haughton admitted to the shooting saying, "I wanted to kill him...I want him dead. I shot him in the eye and if he doesn't die I will not stop!"

    The documents say that Haughton said the two were in an intimate relationship and the victim apparently left him for a woman. Police say Haughton said he wanted closure which the victim would not provide.

    Police say they recovered the gun used in the crime after a brief chase. That weapon had been reported stolen out of Anne Arundel County.

    In response to an inquiry about Haughton, Johns Hopkins issued this statement: Our thoughts are with the victim and his family. At the time of the incident, Jamar Haughton was employed in a facilities position with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and we have since terminated his employment. As is standard practice regarding personnel matters, we are unable to provide any further details about his brief tenure with the organization. Questions about the case should be addressed by Baltimore City Police and the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office.

    The victim is still reportedly listed in critical but stable condition.

    Haughton has been charged with attempted murder, and handgun violations, he is being held without bail.

    A preliminary hearing is set for March.



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