Baltimore Police arrest a fifth teenager in Brooklyn Homes mass shooting

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Baltimore Police on Wednesday announced a fifth arrest in the Brooklyn Homes mass shooting on July 2, saying a 15-year-old had fired a weapon at several individuals.

The teen was arrested Wednesday, police said in a news release, and will be charged with 44 offenses including attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and reckless endangerment.


Earlier arrests include two 18-year-olds, a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old. None of the individuals has been charged with killing 18-year-old Aaliyah Gonzalez or 20-year-old Kylis Fagbemi, a spokesperson for the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed on Wednesday.

Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley said in the news release that the agency “continues to work aggressively and diligently on the criminal investigation.” He said at a community meeting last week that police believe there were at least 10 shooters, saying there were “plenty more” arrests to go.


Two people were killed and 28 others wounded at the Brooklyn community’s annual block party, in what is likely Baltimore’s largest mass shooting. The majority of the victims were young people.

Police said in the news release that the 15-year-old was arrested Wednesday at a Baltimore home. The department added that he had previously been arrested on Aug. 30 for a handgun violation.

State’s Attorney Ivan Bates said in the release that authorities are “committed to ensuring every individual who pulled a trigger at the Brooklyn Day shooting is held accountable.”

“While we cannot undo the immense trauma inflicted on the Brooklyn community, we can ensure that these acts of violence are met with swift and certain consequences,” Bates added.