As a man was burglarizing a home in Northeast Baltimore on Wednesday, Baltimore police patrol officers swooped in and arrested him, according to police.
During the investigation, police say, they realized that the suspect, Eric Michael Cawthorn, was the same man at least one witness had identified as being involved in a more serious crime: a robbery and shooting Monday.
Police say Cawthorn, 20, was one of the suspects who robbed a 25-year-old man in the 3500 block of Juneway on Monday. One of the suspects shot the victim in the upper left groin, though police say it was not Cawthorn. The victim ran to his girlfriend's home on Dudley Avenue, and he was treated at an area hospital.
Police said at least one witness picked Cawthorn out from a photo array and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
On Wednesday, police found Cawthorn while responding to a burglary in the 4000 block of Elmora Ave., they said. Cawthorn was charged with 13 criminal counts including attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit attempted first-degree murder, assault and gun charges. Police said he was also charged with burglary in the Wednesday incident.
Online court records list no attorney for Cawthorn. A relative declined to comment. Detectives are asking anyone with more information on the incidents to call 410-396-2444.