For Immediate Release 7/9/2015
Raymond Little was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder and using a handgun during a crime of violence.
Assistant State’s Attorney LaZette Ringgold-Kirksey prosecuted the case.
On October 23, 2012, Baltimore Police Officers responded to the 3000 block of Spaulding Avenue after hearing shots fired in the area. Raymond Little was observed by an officer running from the same area where the shots were heard. Police chased Little, believing he was armed.
Little fell to the ground while running. The officer chasing Little commanded that he stay on the ground and to drop the gun. Little ignored the command, got up, and started running again. While fleeing, Little turned and fired several shots at Detective Stephon White. White returned fire striking Little in the knee. Little was seen throwing the gun into a fenced area roughly five to six feet away. The .38 caliber Colt Revolver was quickly recovered by police.
“Our officers have an extremely dangerous job. I’m thankful that Detective White was unharmed in this incident and that we were able to obtain Justice in this case,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.