Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 4/15/2015

Carlos Wheeler, 28, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and second degree assault. Wheeler is a well-known member of the “Gucci Boys” gang, an Eastside Drug Gang that operates in the Broadway East Neighborhood.

On May 27, 2013, after an early morning scuffle at the legendary Captain James Landing Seafood Palace, Wheeler and his girlfriend had engaged in a brazen, revenge inspired shooting spree on the streets of Baltimore that left two people seriously injured.

During the spree, Wheeler was transported to each location by his girlfriend.  At one location, Wheeler and another coconspirator shot one victim several times. At the second location, Wheeler was the lone shooter.

“Throughout the entire process we were dealing with uncooperative witness who were trying to sabotage the investigation,” said the prosecutor assigned to the case.

The trial team had to overcome several obstacles to prosecute this case.  Wheeler’s girlfriend and a second witness who was present for one of the shootings, provided incomplete and varying accounts of what occurred to law enforcement. 

“Every part of the criminal justice system worked together on this case. We wouldn’t have had a case if it wasn’t for the work of Detective Anthony Forbes,” said Gerald Collins, Division Chief of the Major Investigations Unit. “He (Forbes) followed this case even after the arrest, and was able to identify the people trying to suppress evidence and intimidate witnesses during trial.”

Despite these issues, prosecutors pulled evidence together corroborating the truthful testimony of these two witnesses to secure the guilty verdict on these charges.

“I am really proud of my team, for continuing to investigate and collect evidence in this case to ensure Wheeler paid for his reckless behavior,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.  “Even when witnesses do not cooperate we will continue to pursue justice.”

Wheeler will be sentenced May 14, 2015.