Another alleged violent offender has been taken off the streets of Baltimore. Montana Malik Barronette, 21 of the 1100 block of Harlem Ave, dubbed Baltimore’s “number one trigger-puller” is under arrest, according to Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. Barronette was arrested over the weekend. He is charged with first-degree murder, handgun violations, and “other related charges” including first and second degree assault, and reckless endangerment.
Montana Malik Barronette is an alleged member of the Black Guerilla Family and faces charges including murder and assault. He is 21 year-old. (Baltimore Police Department)
“He’s an absolute poster child for what a repeat offender is in Baltimore City,” said Davis during a press conference on Aug. 22.
According to police, Barronette is a member of the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) gang subgroup “Trained To Go” or TTG and has been linked to a dozen murders including the 2013 murder of Alfonso Williams. On May 3, 2013 authorities say Barronette walked up to Williams on the 1300 block of Lafayette Avenue and shot him multiple times. An argument appeared to be the motive for the killing said police.
“His motives are all over the map. This particular case began with an argument but if you’re a killer, you’ll kill at the drop of a hat. We believe Montana Barronette has done that for far too long in Baltimore”, said Davis.
Barronette was known to frequent the areas of Sandtown-Winchester, Pedestal Gardens and Pennsylvania Avenue, and “terrorized those communities,” according to Davis.
“Barronette has been Baltimore’s No. 1 trigger-puller for some time now,” Davis said. “He’s no longer on the streets of Baltimore.”
Barronette was tracked by the Baltimore police “War Room” division that was formed in the summer of 2015. Chief Sean Miller, the war room’s commander and the head of the departments Operational Investigations Division, said the suspect has been linked to several homicides, nonfatal shootings, and robberies.
“We had to amass an entire investigative effort to look into every aspect of his life, the lives of his associates, their habits, where they frequent, and we had to pull it all together to make a case against Montana Barronette,” said the Commissioner.
Davis also stated that he hopes Barronette’s arrest will lead to more information on other violent crimes that he has committed.
“We are still following up on numerous cases…Remember his name. You’ll hear it again very soon.”
According to Maryland’s case search, there is no lawyer listed for Barronette and no known phone number for his residence.