For Immediate Release 7/2/15
On Monday, Blaine Robinson was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of first-degree assault, and several gun charges for shooting Latrelle Butler on November 12, 2014. Assistant State’s Attorney Katie O’Hara prosecuted the case.
When officers responded to the scene in the 500 block of East 43rd Street at the time of the shooting, they found Butler who was being treated by medics for a gunshot wound to his hip.
Butler was confronted by Robinson as he was walking along East 43rd Street in Baltimore’s Wilson Park neighborhood. Robinson attempted to rob Butler, but Butler fled. Robinson shot Butler before fleeing the scene.
According to court records, Robinson has eight possession convictions and one conviction for theft of less than $300.
"This case illustrates the violence the drug trade causes in our city but this conviction illustrates our relentless pursuit that it won't be tolerated." State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.