BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Baltimore Police say they are still searching for Public Enemy Number 1, the man accused of shooting two elderly siblings last week.
On Thursday, police made the announcement, saying that 36-year-old Carl Cooper was the trigger man who shot 92-year-old Martha Gillard and her 82-year-old brother, Hogan McGill.
The innocent victims were simply walking in the Walbrook Junction area of West Baltimore when shots rang out.
WJZ has obtained court documents showing Cooper has a violent past.
In 1995, he pleaded guilty to assault with intent to murder, rape and robbery. He was also indicted in 2000 on first-degree assault and attempted first-degree murder charges.
“We’re going to flood the community with your images, we’re going to flood the community by constantly repeating your name and we’re going to get the community involved in your capture,” said Commissioner Kevin Davis, Baltimore City Police Department.
As police plead for the public’s help, they’re also reminding folks that Cooper could be armed and dangerous.
There is a $12,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.
Police say the shooting was drug-related, but the elderly siblings were not the intended targets.