Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 3/12/2018

Central Baltimore— Jermale Gibson was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted in January 2018 of first degree assault and two handgun charges.

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Jennifer Brady prosecuted the case.

On February 17, 2017 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Baltimore police responded to the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus for a report of a walk-in shooting victim. Upon arrival, police officers spoke with the victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder. The bullet had entered his shoulder and traveled into his chest cavity, lodging in his chest near his heart.

The victim told police he was sitting in his car—waiting for a friend— outside a club located in the 600 block of West Lexington Street when a male approached his car and tapped on the window with the butt of a weapon, stating “get out of the car.”

When the victim saw the handgun pointed at him, he put his car into drive. The male stated, “don’t do it.” As the victim accelerated the vehicle, the man fired the weapon into the victim’s driver’s side window. The victim then drove himself to the hospital.

Investigation of the shooting led to recovery of several surveillance videos depicting the shooter and an unknown accomplice before, during, and after the shooting.

A “Be On the Look Out” flyer was distributed throughout the Baltimore Police Department, and an officer was able to identify the defendant as Jermale Gibson. 

A photo array was compiled, and the victim was able to identify Gibson as the man who shot him.

“The successful prosecution of this case is a testament to the diligent investigation done by the Baltimore Police Department and the bravery of the victim without whom our job to ensure justice would not have been possible,” said ASA Brady.

Gibson has a 2013 conviction for second degree assault. Since his incarceration for last year’s assault, Gibson has been in segregation a majority of the time after being found guilty administratively for assaulting other inmates on three separate occasions.

“Our top priority is securing convictions in an effort to eradicate violent crime and the violent repeat offenders who commit them from our streets,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “The citizens of Baltimore City are tired of the senseless violence that continues to flood our timelines and overwhelm our daily news reports. Therefore, let me make it clear—if you commit a violent crime on the streets of Baltimore City, you will feel the full weight of this agency and our partners in law enforcement. Believe me, you will soon find out that it was not worth it.”