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Posted at 9:53 AM ET, 02/22/2011

Shooting at Moose Lodge Sweet 16 party

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

Two people were arrested for shooting a woman after they were refused entry into a Sweet 16 birthday party at a Glen Burnie Moose Lodge, according to Anne Arundel County police.

The victim, a 19-year-old, was grazed by a bullet in her lower leg. The trouble started at about 11 p.m. Saturday when several people were told they could not join the large birthday party in the 1900 block of Crain Highway, police said.

A disturbance ensued, and police were called to the Moose Lodge. While officers were on the scene, they heard gunshots and saw a blue Ford Crown Victoria race from the parking lot, officials said.

Officers stopped the car, and recovered a handgun near the exit of the Moose Lodge parking lot, police said.

Arrested were Tijee Benett, 16, and Desmond Smith, 23, both of Annapolis. Bother were charged as adults with assault, reckless endangerment and various firearm charges.
Police said the hall had been rented out for a 16th birthday party. There were no security personnel at the party, although the rental agreement specified security was to be provided by the renter, officials said.

By Allison Klein  | February 22, 2011; 9:53 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, Anne Arundel  
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Comments

Well, I know a party that they won't have any problems getting into now, a jail party.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | February 22, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Hopefully the police tested these $cumb@gs' hands for gunshot residue, since they are going to claim that the gun wasn't in the car. Both of these idiots need a long prison sentence, especially the 16 year old. Or they could just send them to Mike Vick's VA farm and describe them as animals on delivery. We know what happens to animals there. Unfortunately...

Posted by: dgilday | February 22, 2011 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Yet another display of the wonderful reasoning capacity being used by today's youth.
Nice work Tijee Benett...and the 23 year old? Hanging out with teenagers when you're 23 shouts idiotic loser...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | February 22, 2011 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to the days when 16 y/o's sat in front of their video game consoles, computers, or became couch potatoes?

Posted by: CanjacCanjar | February 22, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to the days when 16 y/o's sat in front of their video game consoles, computers, or became couch potatoes?

Posted by: CanjacCanjar | February 22, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

What a vicious and violent culture.

Posted by: jab00 | February 23, 2011 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Just wait until you hear where this guy works. It's a college in Annapolis, and it's not St. John's. He does, however, make a mean pizza pie.

Posted by: crabby2 | February 23, 2011 11:22 PM | Report abuse

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