A 21-year-old Oxon Hill man was arrested Saturday after a botched attempted robbery in which a man was pistol-whipped in the face and nearly hit by a gunshot in Mount Rainier last month, authorities said.
Maurice Lorenzo Foreman, of the 1100 block of Southview Drive, is facing armed robbery and gun charges stemming from a March 15 incident, according to the Prince George’s sheriff’s department.
Foreman approached a man in the 2900 block of Allison Street in Mount Rainier and pointed a black handgun at him and demanded money, according to an arrest warrant.
Cpl. William Milam, a sheriff’s office spokesman, said Foreman used the gun to strike the man in the face several times. The man moved the handgun out of the way when Foreman fired a shot, he said.
Foreman was hit by the bullet and the victim ran away and called police, Milam said. He said he did not know the severity of the gunshot wound.
Sheriff’s deputies investigating an arrest warrant found Foreman in the 600 block of Easter Avenue in Washington, D.C., and arrested him without incident, Milam said.
Foreman is also charged with first- and second-degree assault, use of a firearm to commit a felony, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of a handgun.
Foreman is jailed in Upper Marlboro and is set for a preliminary hearing April 26, according to online county court records.
A defense attorney for Foreman was not listed.