Boy Charged Montgomery County police have charged a 13-year-old Silver Spring boy with attempted murder for allegedly setting a 26-year-old man ablaze with rubbing alcohol.
The boy, whose name police did not release because he is a juvenile, was charged Monday night with attempted murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Police also charged Christine D. Wilson, 19, of Silver Spring with the same crimes in connection with the incident.
The victim, whose name police did not release, was treated at a hospital and released, police said. They said he is a former friend of both suspects who got into an argument with them early Sunday in a parking lot in the 1500 block of Carey Lane in Silver Spring. After the argument became physical, the boy poured alcohol on the man and lit him on fire, police said.
Two Shot Two women were wounded late last night in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting in the Suitland area, Prince George's County police said.
The women were in the 4700 block of Huron Avenue about 11:20 p.m. when shots were fired from a dark-colored automobile, a police spokeswoman said. Both were hit in the upper body and were taken to a hospital.
Driver Sentenced The former D.C. Water and Sewer Authority employee who struck two young children with his WASA truck two years ago and fled the scene was sentenced to 31/2 years in prison yesterday, court officials said.
Thomas Davis, 49, of the 900 block of Webster Street NW, was convicted on two counts of aggravated assault in an April trial, said Channing Phillips, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office.
According to testimony, Davis was driving through the intersection of Georgia and New Hampshire avenues NW when he struck a double stroller being pushed by a woman on her way to the Metro, Phillips said.
The woman's 2-year-old child was thrown from the stroller, and a 9-month-old stayed inside as it ricocheted off a curb. Both children had critical head injuries, Phillips said. Davis took off in his truck but was chased by bystanders.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.