Go into this story, Roomies! A Maryland woman took to Twitter after she was arrested for fatally shooting her husband. Shanteari Weems, 50, owner of Kidz Kastle Child Development Center, told police she shot her husband after hearing allegations that he had sexually abused children at a child care center. day care center that she owns.
According to The Washington Post, the shooting occurred in a room at DC’s Mandarin Oriental hotel on Thursday, and authorities attempted to evacuate the building after gunshots were heard. Weems is said to have refused to leave the hotel room, causing an hour-long “stall” by local police.
The police eventually forced their way into the room and reportedly found two guns in Weems’ possession – one in her purse and the other in an unlocked safe. Weems’ husband is said to have suffered non-life threatening injuries and is currently in critical condition.
Free her and make sure the husband gets thrown into the electric chair. She had to deal with the matter herself after going to the authorities when they wouldn’t do anything about it because he was a former police officer. They’re lucky he’s still alive. I won’t let him live. https://t.co/9Yd5aFRNPS
– Purple hair animes (@ztderic) July 24, 2022
Shanteari Weems was charged with assault with intent to kill, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm without a license and possession of an unregistered firearm.
Weems claims she reported the alleged sexual abuse to authorities. but her husband has not been charged with any crime.
Kidz Kastle is said to have closed pending an investigation into the shooting. The Day Care Center has served the Owings Mills community since 2005, with a mission statement:
Our Program Philosophy at (KKCDC) embodies a strong sense of community working with parents and guardians to raise happy, healthy children. Our open door policy encourages parents to be involved in their child’s educational experience.
The center’s website lists Shanteari Weems as an owner and operator with a “strong and uncompromising” approach to the nursery.
With a team of well-trained, passionate employees and good personalities, Ms. Weems leads the role of future generation in charge at Kidz Kastle CDC! “
The investigation into this incident is still ongoing.
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