One Year Old Baby Shot In Baltimore
Baltimore police said they charged a suspect Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old boy in South Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood.
The boy’s father was also shot in what police said was a targeted attack. The shooting occurred on Friday evening when the two were in a car.
Police have not identified the suspect who is in custody.
Court records show that Eddie Tarver, age 20 of the 200 block of Cherry Hill Road, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in incidents that records say occurred on Friday.
At a news conference Saturday in a strip mall parking lot a few blocks from the shooting scene, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said police have “a pretty good grasp on what occurred out here last night.”
He said police believe it was not a random shooting.
“But the bottom line to get across to get here is that this level of violence in this community,” Batts said, “whether it’s Cherry Hill or anywhere else in the city of Baltimore, has to end.”
After the shooting, police said they chased three or four persons to the Western District. The officers who chased the suspects “showed a lot of courage” Batts added.
The shooting took place in the 1200 block of Cherry Hill Road at 7:05 p.m. Friday, and the child, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at 8:26 p.m. according to Detective Angela Carter-Watson.
The man who was shot was identified by three law enforcement sources as 22-year-old Rashaw Scott, also known as Davon Greene, of the 1000 block of Edmondson Ave. As of Sunday morning, he was still said to be in critical condition, according to an officials at Shock Trauma.
When will the madness end?!!?