Police: Jilted lover opened fire outside Baltimore hospital

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a Baltimore man suspected of opening fire outside a city hospital was a jilted boyfriend who intended to kill his ex-partner.

Charging documents obtained Tuesday allege Jamar Haughton used a stolen pistol to shoot a 24-year-old hospital employee near an ambulance bay Monday morning at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Investigators say the 26-year-old suspect told detectives he wanted to kill the victim because he had left him for a woman.

The shooting critically wounded the employee and put the hospital on lockdown. Haughton was arrested a few blocks away from the medical center.

Online court records do not list a lawyer for Haughton.

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