BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two people have been arrested in the August 8 shooting of Baltimore Police Sergeant Isaac Carrington.
Karon Foster, 25, and Rashaud Nesmith, 18, both of Baltimore, have been charged.
Foster and 17-year-old Christopher Santiago were also charged in connection with another homicide and string of other shootings, armed robberies and carjackings, primarily in the northeast police district.
All three are in custody. The announcement comes almost six weeks after Sergeant Carrington was shot.
Investigators revealed they used GPS to track the suspect car which “places the vehicle at the scene of the shooting and then fleeing away at a high rate of speed.”
Investigators also said a search warrant for one of the suspect’s cell phone had “a photograph of Carrington’s gun after it was taken from him.”
In announcing the arrests, officials praised the collaboration between police, ATF and the city state’s attorney’s office in cracking the cases.
“As a city, we must send a message to anyone who wishes to foster an atmosphere of fear within our neighborhoods that this sort of reckless violence will not be tolerated by the community or Baltimore City law enforcement,” said Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
As a result of the investigation, police were able to close six cases, including Carrington’s shooting and a June homicide in the 4400 block of Franconia Avenue, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said.
Harrison said law enforcement efforts to follow the gun used in Carrington’s shooting were a key part of the investigation.
This team used technology, partnership, & forensics like ATF’s National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) to connect shootings & find these defendants. Identifying, investigating, & incarcerating Baltimore’s most violent offenders is our top priority. pic.twitter.com/JXf8nCpvJn
— ATF Baltimore (@ATFBaltimore) September 18, 2019
Carrington was shot outside his northeast Baltimore home during an attempted robbery. He spent more than two weeks in the hospital before being released.
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In another case, police Tuesday arrested 22-year-old Diamante Teal and 20-year-old William Stewart in connection with a triple shooting that left one person dead at the Alameda Shopping Center in July.
Both have been charged with murder and attempted murder.
Officials said the cases were being investigated simultaneously.
While announcing a plan to help cut crime in Baltimore, Gov. Larry Hogan commented on the case.
“It’s making me really angry because it’s a perfect example of what I have been talking about, repeat violent offenders who repeatedly are involved in shootings and violent crime who never do jail time,” Hogan said.
Police are looking into whether any of the men arrested may be connected to other crimes in the area, including the July 11 fatal shooting of Morgan State University sophomore Manuel Luis, Harrison said.