Victim Believes His Friend Set Him & His 1-Year-Old Son Up For Murder
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) –Two people have been arrested for the shooting death of a 1-year-old boy inside a car in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood. Now charging documents suggest both the boy and his seriously injured father were targeted.
Rochelle Ritchie has more on the newly released charging documents.
Carter Scott was just 16 months old when a gunshot ended his life last Friday night.
He was sitting in the back passenger seat of a red Chevy driven by his father, 22-year-old Rashaw Scott, when both victims were shot.
A bullet to the leg killed the little boy. His father was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries.
Charging documents reveal that just before Rashaw Scott was taken into surgery, he told detectives that three men were shooting at him.
Police believe they have two of those men behind bars: 20-year-old Eddie Tarver and 26-year-old Cornell Harvey.
Rashaw Scott believes Harvey set him up.
Scott tells detectives that Harvey called him the day of the shooting, asking him to pick him up so that they could hang out. When Scott picked up Harvey, Harvey directed him to the 1200-block of Cherry Hill Road. He then asked the victim to park the car and wait for him while he went to talk to a girl. Harvey nervously walked back and forth between the car and the girl, telling the victim “stay right here. Not too much longer.”
Soon thereafter, Scott says he saw a light skin black man with an Old Navy hoodie approaching the car.
Tarver was quickly arrested Friday night. But it wasn’t until Sunday that detectives arrested the man they believe was his accomplice, Harvey, a man who just months ago was found not guilty in a separate murder trial.
Carter’s heartbroken mother declined to speak with WJZ. Instead she posted pictures of her young son on Twitter and wrote “My world gone,” “I will never be the same” and “What type of man shoots a baby?”
The big question in all of this: why?
So far, police have not released a motive for the murder.
The suspects face a long list of charges, including murder and attempted murder. They are being held without bail.