Reporting Monique Griego
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police make another arrest in the beating of a Baltimore tourist. A young woman is the second person to be charged in the brutal attack caught on tape.
Monique Griego has more on the suspect and why police still need your help.
In this humiliating video gone viral, a Baltimore tourist was beaten, robbed and later stripped naked by a throng of attackers. Now, Shayona Davis, 20, is behind bars, charged with assault and armed robbery.
“Miss Davis used her shoe, her high-heeled shoe, as a weapon during that attack,” said Anthony Guglielmi, Baltimore City Police spokesperson.
Davis is the second suspect in police custody for the beating. Last week, Aaron Parsons, 20, turned himself in after tipsters from as far away as California called authorities. Parsons was seen throwing the first punch at the victim and publicly apologized.
Detectives have also identified Deangelo, 18, Carter and Shatia Baldwin, 21, in the video and put warrants out for their arrests.
“Just do the right thing. This was an incredible embarrassment for Baltimore and I think Baltimoreans are outraged for what happened and I think people need to be held accountable for actions,” Guglielmi said.
Parsons’ attorney says his client has no part in tracking down others.
“There’s this notion he’s working along with these people and that’s not the case at all. He doesn’t know them to be able to give information on them,” said Warren Brown, Parsons’ attorney.
Police urge anyone who does to help bring justice to the victim and to the city.
Davis, who had a bail review earlier Monday, is being held on $750,000 bond. Parsons is being held on half a million dollars’ bond.
Police are still seeking the identities of the two additional suspects: Deangelo Carter, 18, and Shatia Baldwin, 21. Anyone with information should call Warrant Apprehension Task Force at 410-637-8970.