Arrest made in Rosedale shooting of father, 4-year-old daughter

A 23-year-old Rosedale man has been charged with trying to kill another man and the man's 4-year-old daughter after arranging a meeting at a nearby street corner and then opening fire, Baltimore County Police announced Friday.

Rasean Dominick Penix arranged the Monday night meeting with a Baltimore man, also 23, by phone prior to the victim and his daughter arriving at the intersection of Old Home and Meadow roads about 8:30 p.m., in the vehicle being driven by another person, police said.

When the victims arrived, charging documents said Penix and a second unidentified male approached the car. One of them pointed a gun at the victim's head and said, "Don't move give me everything you got," the document said.

Penix then fired a shot, police said, that struck the man in his right hand and then the girl in the thighs. The driver of the car was uninjured, and drove the father and daughter back to the father's house, where a family member met them, police said.

The family member drove the father and daughter to Franklin Square Hospital, where they were both treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The girl was later taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for further treatment, court documents said. Hospital staff alerted police.

Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost would not elaborate about the details of the transaction between the men, or whether police are searching for a second suspect.

"It's still under investigation," she said in an email Friday.

According to charging documents, detectives reviewed the victim's phone records and found he had been in contact with Penix, before the shooting. Several witnesses also identified Penix in a photo array.

Penix, of the 5700 block of Lieden Road, has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment and two gun charges, including using a firearm to commit a felony offense.

He also faces open drug-related charges in Baltimore, according to online court records.

Penix's attorney for that case could not be reached Friday evening. He does not have an attorney listed in the latest charges, online records show.

He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The county's violent crimes unit is investigating.

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