Man Fatally Shot In Carryout, Police Urge Witnesses To Come Forward

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.

  • nightwalker

    These folks black of Baltimore are not going to say a word and it’s a shame. Someone knows who did but even if it is told a strong case would have to be brought forth. It’s very discussing and a sad day in American for to me be a black man. My fellow brothers and sister just have no kind of respect for life period. Black males always feel there is something to prove to others when actually there isn’t. If you wont’ to consider your self a man then stand up for what right in your neighborhoods, look out for the older senior citizens, keep your streets clean and safe for all. All is senseless killing is crazy. I use to be a non-believer in the death penalty but over the last 5 to 7 years I’m all for it. I hope who ever did this senseless crime is not jailed but given a state dirt nap. That young man was trying to do something with his life.

  • madman

    When caught they should have a speedy trial and swift justice. One appeal and then death.

  • j

    Unfortunately I understand the fear the bystanders may have. They don’t want to be the next victim. Not saying it’s right and I sure hope someone comes forward but that’s the wild west mentality these days.

  • joe

    Unfortunately, it was a matter of timing….. The time where what one does actually catches up with them. Rarely, as in this case is the person a grandmother cries over close to a saint. Now that does not make anything necessarily right or okay, but hey… This guy lived a certain life, made the wrong person/people made and paid for it. That should be obvious as other than the very unfortunate bystander no one was hurt, not even a piece of chicken. Targeted street justice is a part of the game. Next time lets talk about why we shouldn’t get in. Not callous just honesty.

    • Countyboundbutcityground

      Joe I assume you know he lived the wrong life because you knew him personally otherwise sthu. People like you kill me jumping on the stories to give your opinion that no one needs. It could have been mistaken identity, it could have been over a woman, hell its Baltimore it could have been a gang initiation.
      I hope and pray that they solve this murder but the chances are slim to none because people are afraid for their lives

      • Concerned

        Unfortunately the only way to stop crime like this is vigilante justice. It’s how the west was won. When forceful oppressive forces barrel down on the innocent if so or even if not, vigilante justice will guarentee that the assailants cannot strike again. Unfortunately the Cops and the law makes us feel powerless against these extreme criminals and a prison sentance does NO justice. The lord states I will strike down upon thee with great vengance on those who try to poison or wrong my people. This is our lives and we need to take back the streets, The fight ahead for any sane living conditions will be a long one. But unfortunately the tree of liberty must be refreshed where heros will rise and legends will be created. We just need a few good men.

  • deltasweetiepi

    Life is but a vapor, so for those who fear it there is nothing you can do to stop it when your number is up. With that said these silent witnesses will remain silent until death knocks at their door and takes their loved one away. However, someone will recognize some of them on here and give up their names anyway, others will recognize the shooters and give them up as well. My prayers go out to the family of this young man. May those who sit in silence develop a conscience and speak up.

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  • stationnorth

    It is obvious that the “NO SNITCH” rule still rules the ghetto.

    • Countyboundbutcityground

      Well who is going to protect these people if they tell I cant say I would race to tell because its not like you can tell and remain anonymous. They cant even use information unless they have the witness willing to testify which puts you in the limelight for the rest of the hoodlums to firebomb your familys home, or throw your children in a trunk, or shoot you while your taking your groceries in your house.
      BCPD is a joke and corrupt so who the hell are they gonna protect.

      • Concerned

        O’Malley’s plan to keep cops on the street was to hire ex-cons so can we expect any better protection. Hell the cops are probably leaking the info to the criminals

  • HooDatIS?

    this has to be a very traumatic expierence someone will step forward soon
    because i know they are having nightmares, so sad man
    how in the ehck can you justify going into a store and killing a customer
    thats like an act of war
    fight back community

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