Baltimore man, 64, convicted for shooting teen in the face in 2016
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A northwest Baltimore neighbor dispute ended with a 64-year-old man shooting a teen in the face last year. Now the shooter has been found guilty in a bench trial.
Thomas Bradley, 64, was found guilty in the Sept. 10, 2016, shooting on North Ashburton Street at Lafayette Street, where the teenage victim was shot in the face, according to a press release from the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office.
Bradley was a handyman near the victim's house; the victim's grandmother said they had been neighbors for 25 years, but Bradley and the victim got in an altercation earlier that day.
Bradley became upset when told to stay away from a family member and shot the teenager, hitting him in the mouth.
The victim was in critical condition for more than a month and could not speak for more than six weeks after the incident. The bullet has still not been removed from his mouth because of the risk of severe brain damage.
"Countless lives are being lost or destroyed on the streets of Baltimore for trivial disputes that are leading to unprecedented violence, and those that commit these acts will be held accountable," said State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby in the news release.
Bradley has been found guilty of use of a handgun in commission of a crime of violence; two counts of assault in the second degree; two counts of reckless endangerment; wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun; being a prohibited person in possession of a regulated firearm; and discharging a firearm in the city.
Bradley has been sentenced to 40 years with all but 15 suspended.