21-year-old Capone Chase a member of the violent Black Guerilla Family Gang, deemed Public Enemy #1 in July of 2013 by Baltimore Police, has been sentenced to life plus 50 years for the murder of Ramon Rodriguez. Chase was released from jail on probation, for a second degree assault charge just 3 days before committing this senseless murder.
Chase was found guilty of first degree murder, armed robbery, first degree assault and several other firearm offenses in October 2014. On July 13, 2013 the victim, 21-year-old Ramon Rodriguez was with his pregnant girlfriend when he received a phone call that caused them to walk over to a park in the 4600 block of Gough Street. Once at the park, both victims were confronted by Chase and another unidentified male. Chase accused Rodriguez of being a “snitch” and then demanded money from both victims. After robbing the victims on the playground, Chase shot Rodriguez in broad daylight, execution style in the head. Chase then turned his attention to the pregnant girlfriend who he threatened to kill if she told anyone.
“I am pleased that we have once again, put another violent repeat offender behind bars, for a cold-blooded, and senseless murder, said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, “I commend the girlfriend of Mr. Rodriguez for coming forward as a witness and identifying Chase as the killer. It is this kind of courageousness we need from all of our residents that will allow us to hold these murderers accountable.”