Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 10/13/2017

Baltimore— In May 2017, Gregg Thomas was sentenced to Life plus 35 years in prison without the possibility of parole for the first ten years for the attempted murder of Baltimore Police Sergeant Keith McNeill in 2014. This week, Thomas was sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison for violating the terms of his probation when he attempted to kill Sergeant McNeill.

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case.

On March 14, 2014, at approximately 7:00pm, Baltimore Police officers responded to the 1900-block of Belair Road for a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers found Sergeant Keith McNeill suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment.

Investigation revealed that Sergeant McNeill had been sitting in his vehicle when a male approached the left side and began shooting. Through witness interviews, Gregg Thomas was identified as the shooter.

Thomas was previously convicted of 2nd degree murder in 2004; and therefore, was prohibited from possessing a gun.

“This violation demonstrates our strong commitment to holding violent repeat offenders accountable—especially when it comes to obtaining justice for our police officers,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.