Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 10/5/2016

Trace Hanse faces life in prison plus 60 years after being convicted of first degree murder, first degree assault, two counts of use of a handgun in a crime of violence, prohibited possession and home invasion.

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson successfully prosecuted this case.

On January 12, 2016, just after 9 o’clock in the evening, Baltimore Police responded to a home in the 5600 block of Haddon Avenue for a shooting.

An officer found the victim, Sierra Burley, bleeding from her torso and neck. She was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to the hospital where she died.

A second victim, who survived that shooting, was shot in the hand and head. The male victim told investigators Hanse and two other men broke into the home and demanded money and drugs. When the male victim and Burley did not produce the items they were shot.

"It is truly a miracle the second victim survived this heinous attack, after being shot in the head,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Despite being a victim of such a horrific crime, and losing a close friend during this deadly home invasion, the surviving victim made certain to work with investigators and my office in our pursuit of justice."

Hanse will be sentenced on November 14, 2016.