According to The Baltimore Sun, police have arrested the suspect in a shooting that left one man dead and another hospitalized. The 19-year-old suspect has been charged with first-degree and attempted murder for the shooting which occurred in the 5700 block of Nasco Place. The Sun reports that the suspect was in the backseat of a car with the two victims and shot both men during an argument. Currently, police do not know what caused the argument and are unable to confirm what the relationship is between the alleged shooter and the two men, though the sister of the surviving victim says the alleged shooter worked at a youth program that the deceased victim worked for as a mentor.
The arrested suspect has had prior run-ins with the law, having previously been charged with drug possession last fall and assault in 2008, though both cases were apparently dropped by prosecutors. If the young man in this case is convicted, he may face the possibility of life in prison without parole for the first-degree murder charge. An attempted murder charge in the state of Maryland can carry with it either life imprisonment for a first-degree attempted murder charge or up to 30 years in prison for attempted murder in the second-degree.
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