On Sunday 8th January, Daniel Brian Blackwell, 55, of E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland, was having a meal with his family, his wife took a bite of his grilled cheese sandwich, and that when all hell broke loose.
An argument ensued between Daniel and his family, Daniel then retreated to the basement. Daniel's wife began making dinner when she heard a gunshot, she went to the basement to check on her husband and she saw Daniel surrounded with a number of guns and a load of ammunition.
She fled out of the basement, Daniel momentarily came out of the basement before retreating back into the basement and firing three more shots, the bullets came through the kitchen floor. The wife ran out the house along with three teenagers.
The Baltimore County police were waiting outside as they were alerted by the first shot.
Daniel remained in the house and had a three-hour long standoff with the police. Eventually, Daniel stepped out of the house and was subdued with pepper spray.
Police seized three handguns and 12 long guns from the property including a loaded long gun placed right by the front door where Daniel was standing waiting for his arrest.
Daniel is not allowed to legally own guns due to his previous assault convictions.
Daniel Brian Blackwell was charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and various firearms violations.
No one sustained significant injuries during the altercation.