For Immediate Release 8/6/2015
Tremayne Lewis faces life in prison after being convicted of first degree murder, first degree assault, two handgun violations and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. He will be sentenced on October 16, 2015.
Assistant State’s Attorney Rita Wisthoff-Ito prosecuted this case.
“Tremayne Lewis is a violent repeat offender who needs to get the message that we will no longer tolerate violence in Baltimore City,” said Wisthoff-Ito.
On July 22, 2013, a witness saw the murder victim, Clarence Gray, and the defendant arguing over money. Lewis then took off on his bike only to return minutes later and start shooting at the victim. The brazen shooting also left another man, who was passing through the intersection also on bicycle, injured after he was shot in the wrist as Lewis was riding eastbound on Preston shooting towards Milton.
Clarence Gray suffered several gunshot wounds to the head, neck and torso. He died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The second shooting victim survived.
“Witnesses are a crucial component of solving crime in Baltimore and getting criminals off our streets,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “I commend those who stepped forward and worked with my prosecutors and the Baltimore Police Department to make sure justice was served.”
Lewis recently received a federal conviction for possessing a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, on February 23, 2015. In this case, he is facing potentially life plus 80 years incarceration.
On November 15, 2004, Lewis was convicted of first degree assault and use of a handgun in a crime of violence from a previous shooting. He also violated his probation in that case.