Reporting Christie Ileto
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A third and final suspect in the murder of a one-year-old baby is caught hundreds of miles from the scene of the crime.
Christie Ileto has more on the arrest.
Rashid Mayo, 22, is no longer on the run Saturday. Baltimore police say a team of detectives tracked him down at Grambling University in Louisiana.
He’s allegedly one of three gunmen who fired into a car, killing one-year-old toddler Carter Scott back in May.
Carter was shot while in the backseat of his father’s parked car at the Cherrydale Apartments in Cherry Hill. His father–also critically injured.
“That’s a child. That’s a baby,” a man said.
Mayo was identified as a wanted man on first-degree murder charges following the arrest of two others police say were involved in that fatal shooting.
Cornell Harvey, 26, is one of the men already charged with the baby’s death, along with 23-year-old Eddie Tarver, who ran from the shooting, but was quickly taken into custody.
“It’s sad. I got a kid myself. It’s really sad. I don’t know what’s wrong with people nowadays,” a woman said.
“This was not a random occurrence. This was not just something that took place,” said Commissioner Anthony Batts, Baltimore City Police.
Cherry Hill residents had nothing to say to us about the latest arrest, but one viewer wrote on Facebook: “It’s about time they have all of ‘em in custody.”
It’s been a violent summer. Community leaders are marching for peace, while police are using new tactics, like the department’s naming of “Public Enemy No. 1,” which has led to the arrest of two accused killers.
As for Mayo’s arrest Saturday, city police say he’s being transported back to Baltimore.
Little Carter’s father had recently been acquitted on a murder charge. Police aren’t saying if that’s what led to the shooting.