This past Labor Day weekend in Baltimore saw 22 people shot including two children, the youngest being a 4 year old girl, in a series of triple shootings throughout the city. Baltimore Police made a major arrest on Tuesday in one of those cases.
Marion Daughton – charged with a triple homicide. (Baltimore Police Department)
On Sept. 5, three people were shot around 1:00 a.m. in the 2600 block of East Monument; a 23 year old woman was shot in the leg, another woman; a 22 year old shot in the abdomen, and a 34 year-old male was shot and killed after gunshot wound to the chest. One of those women was confirmed to be pregnant.
31-year old Marion Daughton, who is affiliated with the Bloods gang, was arrested on Sept. 6 afternoon in connection with the triple shooting but police say they are still searching for another suspect in the case. Police had been about to hold press conference declaring Daughton to be Public Enemy #1 when she was arrested and charged in the triple shooting.
Police say Daughton has a lengthy criminal record.
“The only time that Marion Daughton was not committing a crime was when she was in jail,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis in a media briefing.
According to Maryland Case Search, Daughton’s criminal record includes charges ranging from first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, attempted first degree murder, firearm use in commission of violent felony, and now first degree murder.
The shooting that Daughton is connected to is just one of 12 shootings that police say began on Sept. 2.
5 people were shot in 5 separate incidents.
3 people were shot including a 61, 4, and 8 year old.
4 people were shot in 2 separate incidents.
9 people were shot in 5 separate incidents including the 3 in which Daughton is accused of.
“We have to take a stand and stand up for our community,” Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott told the media.
Scott is urging witnesses to come forward to be a voice for the elderly and for children.
“When its children and seniors we have to step up for those who there’s no one else to speak up for them.”
He said violence is an epidemic and should be treated as such.
“I never really expected to spend my night on Saturday with a 4-year-old girl,” said Davis. “Just a tiny girl as she picked out the color of her cast.”
That gunman is still on the loose.
Authorities know many people saw the shootings but are afraid to come forward. A witness helped police arrest Marion Daughton.
“To not have that level of cooperation at this point is frustrating to us,” said Davis.
Police are urging anyone that has information about any of the shootings that took place over the holiday weekend to call 1-866-7LOCKUP.