BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police have charged 29-year-old Terrance Peterson in relation to the fatal shooting of Carmen Rodriguez on Dec. 22 at her Patterson Park store, Kim’s Deli.

Peterson turned himself in to police Thursday. Police are still looking for another suspect in the case.

Terrance Peterson

Rodriguez, a 36-year-old mother of four including a 5-month-old baby, was shot in the head and killed in front of her children.

“I don’t want my wife to be another number. That’s the point. Something needs to be done,” her husband Derrick Galan told WJZ’s Paul Gessler Thursday.


Police released surveillance footage Thursday of a person of interest in Rodriguez’s death. Commissioner Michael Harrison said Friday releasing the video did help police one of the suspects.

Person of Interest in Carmen Rodriguez’s death

“She gave them the money. Why would he shoot her? That’s what I don’t understand. He saw the kids,” said Galan.

Carmen Rodriguez

The couple was together for nine years and have owned the store for 15 years. It was the first time they were robbed.

The ATF offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

The store hasn’t been reopened since the shooting. Instead, it’s turned into a memorial for Rodriguez.

Police did not say whether Peterson was the alleged shooter or alleged getaway driver.

A vigil to remember Rodriguez is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. on January 22, the one-month anniversary of her death. The vigil will begin in the public square by the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Patterson Park branch; participants are set to then walk to City Hall with candles to call for healing and justice for those affected by violence.

Paul Gessler


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