MURDER USA: Gregg Thomas Found Guilty of Attempted First Degree Murder of Sgt. Keith McNeill; Faces 25 Years to Life in Prison
Thomas is a convicted killer and was let out of prison early before shooting police officer in 2014
BALTIMORE, MD. — Convicted killer Gregg Thomas, of 802 N. Linwood, Baltimore, Md., was convicted on Feb. 13, 2017, of the attempted first-degree murder of Baltimore Police Sergeant Keith McNeill. He was also found guilty of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, as well as prohibited possession of a gun.
Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case.
On March 14, 2014, at approximately 7:00 pm, Baltimore Police officers responded to the 1900-block of Belair Road for a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers found Sergeant Keith McNeill suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment.
The investigation revealed that Sgt. McNeill had been sitting in his vehicle when a male approached the left side and began shooting. Through witness interviews, Gregg Thomas was identified as the shooter.
Thomas was previously convicted of 2nd-degree murder in 2004; and therefore, was prohibited from possessing a gun.
Thomas is scheduled to be sentenced on May 15, 2017.
Convicted of second-degree murder on Sept. 14, 2004, when he entered a guilty plea in Baltimore City Circuit Court in a deal with then Baltimore City States Attorney Patricia Bessamy, Thomas was sentenced to 30 years in prison with 15 years suspended. Since this is the Alice in Wonderland Judiciary System in Maryland, On March 14, 2014, instead of still being in the slammer, he was out on the street and attempting to murder Sgt. McNeill.