CBS News reports that a man suspected of a shooting and stealing a car in Baltimore is now in custody after crashing the stolen vehicle. While charges are expected to be filed for one man, a second suspect is still on the loose. The two suspects were in a neighborhood on Liberty Heights Avenue when they allegedly shot a 23-year-old man at least twice and then stole his car. The police report that “one suspect walked up on him, gun in hand and pretty much without warning, shot him.” The young man is now in the hospital and expected to survive.
After the shooting, the two suspects took off in the young man’s car. As the suspects were fleeing from police, the car crashed into two other vehicles. The driver of one of the vehicles was thrown from his van and suffered serious injuries. He died later at the hospital. The police were able to arrest one of the suspects, whom they found hiding behind a nearby house. The other suspect may have jumped from the car before it crashed. Police are still looking for him.
In cases like this one, there is a potential for many different charges to be filed against the suspects. They may be charged with auto theft, evading police, vehicular homicide, and gun charges. In such a case, the defendant will need an experienced lawyer who understands all aspects of the situation and the charges. At Alpert Schreyer, our Maryland criminal defense attorneys have years of experience successfully handing cases related to homicide, vehicular homicide, and gun crimes. We believe that everyone is entitled to a thorough and aggressive defense, no matter what the charges. Call our lawyers in Bowie at Alpert Schreyer today at 866-444-6363 for a free and confidential evaluation of your case.