BALTIMORE, MD – Trevon Green, 23, pleaded guilty to arson during the riots that took place after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody last year, according to prosecutors. In addition, he admitted to looting and assaulting a liquor store owner.

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A screenshot from surveillance video showing Trevon Green kicking the store owner in the face during the riots. (ATF)

“Trevon Green was not a protester, he was a criminal who enjoyed committing gratuitous violence,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a statement. “He looted a liquor store and kicked the defenseless store owner in the head, then he set fire to a food market. We caught him because police and prosecutors spent time reviewing recordings from cameras throughout the city.”

According to prosecutors, on April 27,2015, Green looted a liquor store in the 2200 block of W. North Ave. An owner of the store was outside and saw Green leave the store with merchandise. Green then turned and kicked the owner in the face. Later that same evening, Green was recorded on cell phone video telling two men to throw a burning garbage can into a food market. The market caught fire and $334,894.16 worth of damage was done to it.

Green is facing over 5 years (70 months) in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz on Aug. 22.