Man Fatally Shot In Carryout, Police Urge Witnesses To Come Forward
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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A Baltimore man is shot and killed in front of a group of bystanders. Police are releasing new surveillance video, but they aren’t just looking for a murder suspect. This time, they need the people who saw the shooting to speak up.
Monique Griego has the surveillance video police want you to watch.
Police say there were several people inside the carry out store when the shooting happened. The problem is, a lot of those witnesses haven’t come forward.
March 17: Two gunmen opened fire inside a carry out store on Pennsylvania Avenue. Twenty-nine-year-old Brandon Carter was shot and killed. Police say one thing has made his murder especially hard to solve.
“As you know, this is Baltimore,” said Det. Donny Moses of the Baltimore City Police. “A lot of times, getting witnesses can be very tough.”
Police now hope the surveillance video from inside the store will help track down some of those witnesses. In the video, you can see several people hit the floor after gunshots rang out.
Police say the shooters stepped right into the doorway at the carry out, opened fire on Carter who was standing in the corner, and all of those witnesses were just a few feet away on the other side of the store.
“We know people know, we know people talk, and we also know some of the people who were in the store saw the faces of the shooters,” Det. Moses said.
“If I saw someone kill someone, I would tell. I would report it,” said Bernice Griggs, Carter’s grandmother.
She told us about the painful moment she learned he’d been killed.
“I started screaming, ‘No, no, no, no,’ ” she said. “And then she said to me, ‘He’s gone,’ and I fell on my knees.”
The family hopes someone in the video finds the courage to come forward and to give the family answers they desperately need.
“Who murdered Brandon and why,” Griggs said. “If there is a why in this, why he was killed.”
The family told us police have had some leads but need witnesses to strengthen their case. If you have information on who any of the witnesses are, you are asked to call police.