Suspect Arrested After Police Say Family Argument Leads To Deadly Triple Shooting In Baltimore County

Two adults were killed and an eight-year-old child was injured in a shooting in Rosedale on Wednesday night.

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- Well, a WJZ update. Police say a family argument led to a shooting that killed two people in Baltimore County WJZ is live in Rosedale right now. Stetson Miller tells us what police and neighbors are saying about this shooting. Stetson?

STETSON MILLER: Denise, police tell us this all began with a domestic argument and it eventually led to a mother and son being killed.

An argument on Wednesday night in Rosedale quickly led to tragedy.

- I just heard shots, and I thought it was fireworks.

STETSON MILLER: Baltimore County Police say just before 11:00 PM, they responded to the 5500 block of Lanham Way after a report of an assault.

JOY STEWART: When the officers arrived on the scene, they found three people suffering from gunshot wounds.

STETSON MILLER: 42-year-old Nyatiaha Faltz and her 19-year-old son Grantley Herbert were shot and later died. The third victim, eight-year-old Ka'niyah Watlington, survived, and her mother tells WJZ she is in stable condition.

She declined to speak on camera, but says that the shooting happened after Faltz's boyfriend got into an argument with Herbert and then shot him in the back. Herbert then ran outside to a car with Faltz and the eight-year-old inside. She says the boyfriend then shot at the car, striking all three of them.

Police say they now have a suspect in custody.

JOY STEWART: This appears to be an isolated incident that was the result of a domestic-related argument.

STETSON MILLER: The chaos certainly shocked neighbors.

- Things like this don't happen around here.

STETSON MILLER: And they say they've never seen this kind of violence here before.

- This is a nice neighborhood. I ain't never hear nothing about no murders or nothing around here.

STETSON MILLER: Baltimore County Police say they are still actively investigating this incident. If you have any information, you're asked to call police. We're live in Rosedale, Stetson Miller for WJZ.