BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A prominent defense lawyer says he may change who he defends in the courtroom, after tragedy hits his own family.
Attorney Warren Brown’s step-son was murdered over the weekend, and now he’s offering up $10,000 dollars to help solve the homicide.
Police have released video showing the exact moment the shooting happened at a gas station in West Baltimore.
In the video, a silver VW pulled up at the BP gas station off Garrison Boulevard near Liberty Heights — at around 1:10 a.m. Saturday morning, police say two suspects then hopped out and started shooting at a victim multiple times.
That victim, identified as 22-year-old Louis “Cody” Young died at the hospital.
“You hope every day that you wake up, and it will get a little easier, but it doesn’t,” says Brown.
His step-father and prominent Baltimore defense attorney Warren Brown says he’ll pay $10,000 dollars in reward money to catch the people who did this.
“They are like animals who are preying on innocent people and Cody was an innocent person, Cody was not part of the game. He was not a part of the streets,” says Brown.
At the end of June, Baltimore had already seen at least 170 homicides, which was nearly half the amount of murders Baltimore saw in 2015, when the city had its highest per-capita murder rate of 344.
Police did not mention a motive for young’s murder, but they’re asking the public for help.
“This is a very much open investigation, we’re hoping someone from the community will recognize these suspects or have some sort of information that we can use to move this case forward and identify both suspects and make an arrest,” says Det. Jeremy Silbert, with Baltimore Police.
Brown hopes the reward will encourage information that will lead to an arrest and conviction.
“They are leaving carnage in their wake and they need to be caged like dangerous animals,” says Brown.
Brown is a defense attorney but has said after this ordeal, he won’t be able to deal with people who he believes target innocent people in Baltimore.
Police say the VW the suspects used was later found.
Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-Lockup or text tips to 443-902-4824.