BALTIMORE (WJZ) — On a day when family and friends prepared to say goodbye to a teenager, police announced an arrest in his murder.
Baltimore City Police announced Friday that a 20-year-old suspect is in custody for the murder of a promising 17-year-old.
At Ray Glasgow III’s viewing at Vaughn Greene Funeral Home, one woman drove home the fact that nothing will bring him back.
Teenager after teenager shed tears and consoled each other as they mourned the tragic loss of a friend.
Glasgow was described as a distinguished student-athlete at Baltimore City College High School.
On May 5, he was shot and killed as he sat in a car along Eden Street in Southeast Baltimore. Police say it was a case of “mistaken identity.”
“It’s really sad that a gem has been taken away from us,” family acquaintance Lynnette Williams said.
Police arrested and charged Shawn Little with murder in this case.
“Hopefully, day before the funeral, this brings about a little more peace and closure for the family to know the person that we believe is responsible for his death is off the streets,” Baltimore Police spokesperson T.J. Smith said.
Glasgow was the second teenager killed in the Baltimore in just a matter of days.
The police department says crime is trending down, but even so, the city has surpassed 100 murders so far this year.
“Talking about it almost like makes you want to break down in tears. It’s too much,” family acquaintance Chris Lundy said.
Glasgow had just attended prom and was anxious to compete in the city lacrosse championship Monday. But his father had to wear his jersey instead.
“A life has been lost. That’s something that is invaluable. That person is not going to come back, so that’s heartbreaking, especially when this young man didn’t do anything wrong,” family acquaintance Chantell Roberts said.
A wake will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. at Perfecting Prayer & Praise Ministries, 7610 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie.
Police say they are not clear about a motive in this case and are looking for additional suspects.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Citywide Shooting detectives at 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.