Blackwell allegedly became irate when his wife took a bite out of his grilled cheese sandwich and shot repeatedly through the floor. She was in the kitchen on the other side of that floor. The wife went down to check on him and found him surrounded by guns and ammunition — and presumably a partially eaten grilled cheese sandwich. The Baltimore police alleged that “Soon after, the wife heard three more gunshots, the projectiles of which came through the kitchen floor near where she was standing.”
Police soon arrived and a three-hour standoff followed. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation even though a trip to the cafeteria might defuse the situation.
He has been charged with attempted first degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and multiple other charges. The attempted first degree murder charge is interesting since he fired through the floor. Yet, he likely knew where she was and may have incriminated himself in statements to the police. Notably, he is not supposed to have firearms due to prior assault convictions.