BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An arrest has been made in the shooting death of Baltimore defense lawyer Warren Brown’s stepson, who was killed in the crossfire during a gas station shooting two weeks ago.
The Baltimore Police Department announced at a Monday afternoon press conference that 25-year-old Samuel Cooper faces first and second-degree murder charges, among others.
Police say they picked up Cooper for other crimes, including carjacking, and by the end of the day Monday, they plan to add murder charges.
“It was just a crime of opportunity that was about to occur.” said Warren Brown.
22-year-old Louis “Cody” Dorsey-Young, Brown’s stepson, was not the intended target, but he became the only victim.
“This is not a random crime, per say, that whoever would have pulled up at that gas station at that time would have been targeted,” said Baltimore PD spokesman T.J. Smith. “They were intending to fire upon someone in that vehicle.”
The moments before were captured on surveillance cameras.
The days after devastated a family, who say Dorsey-Young was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“I would never want to see another parent sit on this side of the table and lose a child senselessly. this is senseless,” the victim’s mother, Donyelle Brown, said.
Officers say they have the man who pulled the trigger, but there may be more arrests to come.
There is at least one other suspect, and investigators say their crimes don’t end with Dorsey-Young’s murder.
“The suspects are bad guys, period. And we know they are involved in other things,” Smith said.
Police haven’t said who the shooters were after, but they do say Dorsey-Brown was not alone in his car.
Police are asking for the community to help them track down the other wanted man. If you have any information, they’d like to hear from you.