Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release: 9/15/17

Northeast Baltimore — Eric Rose was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison for the possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime and for violating probation on an attempted second-degree murder conviction.

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

Police officers arrived to Rose’s residence in the 2000 block of Pelham Avenue on February 4, 2016 with a signed search and seizure warrant. Baltimore Police Department (BPD) 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 second 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. 

“I hope this sentence sends a clear message to violent criminals in Baltimore that law enforcement will continue to apply immense pressure on anyone we know to be violent and dangerous,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said. “We will use every tool within the law to keep you off of our streets.”