By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO
A 17-year-old West Baltimore Teen out on bond for robbery charges is now suspected in a double homicide.
Charles Anderson was one of 64 people arrested in a three-day sweep according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison in a press conference held last week. The operation aimed to catch those wanted for violent crimes, such as shootings, armed robberies and assaults and was executed with the help of state police and federal agents.
The officers also arrested 18-year-old Donyell Morris, of Cherry Hill, and charged him in the same double killing.
17-year-old Charles Anderson (left) and 18-year-old Donyell Morris. (Courtesy Photos)
According to police, the two teens allegedly gunned down a couple in the early morning hours of July 2 in the 1200 block of block of Bloomingdale Road in West Baltimore.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 28-year-old man and 26-year-old Brittney Foster of Harford County suffering from gunshot wounds.
The man was shot in the chest and Foster was shot in the head. They were transported to area hospitals where they were pronounced deceased.
The man has not been identified.
Police are still working to establish a motive.
Anderson, who was out on $100,000 unsecured bond for robbery, was in the process of getting his case moved to juvenile court.
Court records state Anderson is being represented by a public defender but his lawyer could not be reached for comment.
There is no lawyer listed in online court records for Donyell Morris.
Foster’s family spoke with Baltimore television station FOX 45 after it was announced their daughter’s killers were arrested.
“So how do you bury a child? I’m going to find out but this is hell. This is pure hell,” said Robert Foster, Brittany’s father.
“There’s a problem in the city because all these criminals are being released a week later, they’re going back on the streets and they’re not scared. They’re not afraid. They’re shooting people everyday. Why is that happening? Why?”
Both Anderson and Morris are charged with first-degree murder and various other charges.
Anderson is scheduled to appear in Baltimore Circuit Court on July 23 on the robbery charge.