For Immediate Release: 10/16/17
West Baltimore — Antwaun Harris, 19, was convicted of first degree assault, using a handgun in a crime of violence, and conspiracy to commit first degree assault. Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Rothstein of the Gun Violence Enforcement Division (GVED) prosecuted the case.
On November 7, 2016 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Baltimore Police officers responded to the 2300 block of Calverton Heights for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers encountered the victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The victim was transported to Shock Trauma, where he was treated for gunshot wounds to the neck, left side of the chest, and left side of the lower back.
Investigation later revealed that the victim was walking in the block after a verbal altercation with a group of people when he was approached by Harris who pulled out a handgun, shot him, and fled. Witnesses identified Harris as the shooter.
“Gun violence in this city is completely unacceptable and we will prosecute those creating it, to fullest extent of the law,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “This conviction should be a reminder to those that decide to use guns, that you will be held accountable."
Harris faces 70 years in prison, and is scheduled for sentencing on December 11, 2017.