Michael Thompson (DOB 03/08/1990) entered a guilty plea in Baltimore City Circuit Court to first-degree murder on September 5, 2018, and picked up a life sentence plus sixty years. Also, a guilty plea to the use of a firearm in a violent crime by a convicted felon. Gregory Fisher was the public defender on the case.
MURDER USA Dollar General Manager Deric Ford Sr. shot to death during an armed robbery
BALTIMORE, MD. – In America’s city, which tries each day to catch up with Chicago’s killing rate, another murder has taken place when the manager of a Dollar General in West Baltimore was shot to death during the commission of an armed robbery.
Baltimore Police report that on August 8, 2017, at about 10:02 p.m., police were flagged down by a citizen who reported a robbery and shooting at the Dollar General store located in the 4500 block of Edmondson Avenue.
When officers entered the store, they discovered a 54-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
In reference to the homicide that occurred on August 8, 2017, in the 4500 block of Edmondson Avenue, the victim has been identified as 54-year-old Deric Ford Sr. (B/M) of the 3600 block of Edmondson Avenue.
Homicide detectives were called to the location and assumed control of the investigation.
“He’s complying with their demands and these cold, calloused, heartless killers execute him and why? I think that’s what we all kind of pause and say, ‘Why?'” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide Section at 410-396-2100.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP or text tips and video 443-902-4824
Only in Baltimore can an 18-year-old be a repeat offender with a gun
Baltimore City Police report that on August 8, 2017, at approximately 9:56 p.m., District Action Team detectives were in the 1600 block of Cliftview Avenue when they observed a group of males involved in a dice game.
Once detectives exited their vehicles, a male, later identified as 18-year-old Davonta McCrorey attempted to flee the area on foot.
Following a brief foot pursuit, officers arrested Davonta McCrorey of 2745 Alameda St., Baltimore, Md.
Seized from McCrorey was a loaded handgun and suspected marijuana.
Detectives transported Davonta McCrorey to Central Booking Intake Facility where he has been charged with gun and drug violations.
Repeat Violent Offender Arrested for Attempted Murder
On August 7, 2017, Warrant Apprehension Detectives arrested 38-year-old Carlton Whitaker of the 1600 block of Darley Avenue.
Whitaker was arrested for the shooting that occurred on September 18, 2016, in the 2100 block of Aiken Street.
Detectives transported Carlton Whitaker to Central Booking Intake Facility, where he has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Eastern District Non-Fatal Shooting Investigation
On September 18, 2016, at approximately 6:28 p.m., Eastern District patrol officers responded to the 2100 block of Aiken Street for a report of a shooting.
Upon the officer’s arrival, they located the victim, a 19-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the ankle.
The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
Citywide Shooting detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.