Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 7/19/17

Northeast Baltimore—Eric Rose, 34, was convicted by a jury for possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime.  Rose is disqualified from possessing a firearm due to a 2013 conviction for attempted second degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime.

Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Hudak with the Major Investigations Unit (MIU) prosecuted this case.

In February of 2016, police officers arrived at Rose’s residence—in the 2000 block of Pelham Avenue—with a signed search and seizure warrant.  Baltimore Police Department intelligence indicated that Rose was a known participant in a robbery ring that robbed drug shops in the Central District, and sold drugs as well. 

Upon entry, Rose was located by officers exiting his bedroom on the 2nd floor with his girlfriend.  Pursuant to the authority given by the warrant, police searched Rose’s bedroom and located a .22 Caliber Phoenix Arms handgun loaded with a magazine containing four live .22 caliber cartridges in his dresser.

Later that same day, Rose contacted his girlfriend from jail.  During their conversation, Rose discussed the details of the incident and admitted to possessing the firearm.  

“Those admissions were key in convicting the defendant in what became a complicated case following pre-trial motions,” stated ASA Hudak.

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby applauded the keen investigative skills of the Baltimore Police Department and ASA Hudak.

“With all the senseless violence taking place on the streets of Baltimore, those in possession of illegal firearms with a known propensity to commit violent crimes must be held accountable and thankfully this defendant will be," said State's Attorney Mosby.

Sentencing for this conviction is scheduled for September 7, 2016, and Rose is facing a potential 15 years.  He is also on probation for the 2013 conviction and is facing an additional 10 year sentence. His violation of probation hearing is scheduled for September 13, 2017.  In total, Rose is facing a potential 25 years of incarceration between both cases.