Police Nab Suspected Horseshoe Casino Parking Garage Shooter

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A Baltimore man is behind bars for allegedly shooting two men in the Horseshoe Casino parking garage this past weekend.

The incident in question happened early Sunday morning on the fourth floor of the parking garage. Police said officers arrived on the scene around 1:30 a.m. to find two men, both 21 years old, who had been shot in the hand and foot, respectively.

The pair told detectives they had gotten into a verbal dispute with a group of men earlier that night. Police said a fight broke out when they saw each other again and the suspect, 26-year-old Roosevelt O’Neal, shot them both. Medics transported them to area hospitals.

Two days later, police caught up with O’Neal in the 1000 block of Druid Hill Avenue, blocks away from State Center. They arrested him and took him to Central Booking. He faces 21 charges, including first- and second-degree murder, assault and discharging a firearm. Court records show his trial date is set for March 2 at 8:30 a.m.

Baltimore is suffering from a particularly violent start to the year. This shooting was one of 88 that took place during the first four weeks of January, more than double the number that happened during that period last year. Twenty-nine of 2017’s 88 shootings so far were homicides.

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Ethan McLeod

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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