Reporting Monique Griego
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– No leads and no suspects. Baltimore County police are struggling to figure out who murdered a promising Parkville teen.
Monique Griego spoke with the victim’s family about the case.
Bradley Robinson was shot and killed in front of some Parkville townhouses Tuesday night. So far police don’t have a lot to go on, but the victim’s family is hoping a break in the case comes soon.
Just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore County police detectives swarmed a townhouse community on Jack Pine Place after neighbors reported hearing gun shots.
Lying dead in the parking lot was 19-year-old Bradley Robinson.
“We don’t even know how long he was there,” Robinson’s mother, LaTonya Chapman, said.
Chapman can’t understand why someone would murder her son. She says Bradley was a high school graduate, focused on starting a career.
“Bradley didn’t bother anyone,” she said. “To know him was to love him.”
Police haven’t released a lot of details about the investigation but so far leads are slim.
“We do not have a suspect description at this time,” said Cathy Batton of the Baltimore County Police. “We’re asking the public to come forward with information about this crime.”
Neighbors say witnesses saw a possible suspect running away from the townhouses. Police searched the area but found nothing.
“We never heard anything,” Chapman said. “Nothing.”
Neighbors are also left wondering why this happened.
Crime scene tape and detectives aren’t things this community is used to.
“Everybody was shocked that this happened in this neighborhood,” said Robinson’s neighbor Mike Owens.
Both they and the Chapmans want the killer off the streets.
“If he got away with killing one person, you don’t want him to get away with killing someone else because this could be your child,” Chapman said.
Robinson’s family is holding a vigil for him Saturday at 7 p.m. at the townhouses.
If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to call Baltimore County Police.