Shooter and getaway driver get 94 years for armed robbery of two Dolphins fans
BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) -- A shooter and getaway driver were sentenced to a total of 94 years in prison for attempted armed robbery of two visiting Miami Dolphins fans back in 2016, which resulted in one of the men being shot in the back of the neck.
Corey Clark was sentenced to 74 years in prison and Marquis Alston received a sentence of 40 years, suspend all but 20 years, for attempting to rob two men at gunpoint
Clark was convicted of two counts of first degree assault, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of conspiracy to commit first degree assault, and using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.
Alston was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to commit first degree assault, two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit a crime of violence while using a handgun.
"The violence that plagues this City is unacceptable, and these types of crimes impact the social and economic viability of Baltimore," State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said. "Much like our citizens should be able to feel safe in their communities, tourists should be able to visit Baltimore and enjoy everything Baltimore has to offer without fear of violence.
Just after midnight on December 5, 2016, two Miami Dolphin fans were visiting from Alabama for the Ravens-Dolphins game on December 4, 2016. When they were returning to their hotel on the unit block of West Fayette Street, they were approached by Clark and an unidentified individual.
The assailants pointed a gun at the men and demanded their money.
Both suspects were apprehended after attempting to flee police on foot.
"The success of this case is a testament to the quick, assertive and professional response of the police officers who were present at the hotel," ASA Alex Rothstein said. "The most critical elements of this encounter were the response to the victims at the scene, the van pursuit on a rainy night through multiple police districts, and the apprehension of Clark in a dark alley by an officer who was momentarily by herself until back up arrived."