*A Baltimore County daycare owner shot her husband at a hotel in D.C. after several children at Lil Kidz Kastle Daycare Center claimed he had molested them.
Shanteari Weems was arrested and jailed after wounding her husband of five years on July 21 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C., Revolt reports. Police say when they arrived at the hotel at around 7:40 p.m., they found Weems, 50, had barricaded herself inside one of the rooms with her husband. During the hour-long standoff, she told police she wanted to shoot herself.
Her husband shouted to police through the door that he sustained injuries to his head and leg, Fox 5 DC reports.
Weems told police her husband is “a child molester” before she surrendered shortly after 8:30 p.m. Inside the hotel room, police found a handgun and a letter, allegedly written by Weems, detailing what led to the shooting.
Weems’ husband was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police have not released an update on his condition.
As reported by Revolt, Baltimore Police said in a statement “Baltimore County detectives are currently monitoring the recent developments in Washington, D.C. Due to the sensitive circumstances leading up to this incident, the Baltimore County Police Department continues to support the families impacted. As this investigation moves forward, the daycare facility located in Owings Mills remains closed,” said the department in a statement.
Weems is charged with assault with intent to kill. She is reportedly being held without bond. Many online users have hailed her as a hero for shooting a man who allegedly abused kids.
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