By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO
A 13-year-old has been charged with the shooting death of a 17-year-old that occurred in March.
Baltimore Police were called to the 1400 block of Montpelier Street in East Baltimore before 11:30 PM on March 28 for reports of shots fired.
When officers arrived, they found Lamont Donell Green, 17, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. Green was transported to Johns Hopkins hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Green, who was a student at ACCE (Academy for College and Career Exploration) wanted to join the army when he graduated high school like his big sister, according to his obituary. Green, or as his family called him, “Butta,” enjoyed football, basketball and eating crabs.
“To know Butta, was to know you was about to come out of your pocket with
a few dollars whenever he seen you. To know Butta, was to truly LOVE
Butta!!” read a passage in the obituary.
“Lamont was the family agitator. He always found a way to get under your
skin and then turn right around and make your face light up with the biggest
smile. He swore he was the man of the house. He had the heart of a lion,” the obituary read.Green was laid to rest April 6.
According to Police, a motive is not yet clear nor is there any reason to believe the suspect and victim knew one another.
On April 11, the suspect, along with his attorney turned himself in at the Juvenile Detention Center where he will remain held pending trial.
He is charged with first degree murder.
The suspect’s identity is being withheld because he is in the juvenile court system.
Usually teens 14 and older that are charged with murder are charged as adults immediately and entered into the adult system.
If a teen is convicted in the juvenile system, they can be held until the age of 21. But prosecutors can ask to waive juvenile jurisdiction to adult court if the crime is punishable by life imprisonment such as murder.