For Immediate Release 10/21/2016
Glenn Banks could spend the next 65 years in prison after being convicted of murdering Darryl Whitehead, II.
Assistant State’s Attorney Kurt Bjorklund successfully prosecuted this case.
On November 4, 2015, just one day after being released from prison, Whitehead was standing in the 2200 block of N. Fulton Avenue when he was shot multiple times.
Video surveillance from a store clearly showed Banks walk into the store, pull out a handgun, then exit the store. Moments later, Whitehead was shot and killed.
A witness observed the shooting and positively identified Banks as the person who fired those fatal shots. A Baltimore Police detective with prior knowledge of Banks was able to identify the defendant from the surveillance footage. The T-shirt worn by the shooter during the murder was also recovered from the defendant’s home.
“The gun violence that plagues our city is completely unacceptable,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “I am glad that my prosecutors have convicted yet another violent repeat offender that had no regard for human life and now our communities are safer because of it.”
Banks was previously convicted of possession with the intent to distribute which prohibits him from possessing a handgun. He will be sentenced on January 27, 2017, for Whitehead’s murder.