Baltimore, Maryland – A man was shot on Wednesday just before his brother’s burial service, according to Baltimore County police.
On Thursday county police identified the man shot as Maurice Brown Jr. of 32-year-old. Another man of 25-year-old suffered a life-threatening injury. 32-year-old died at the scene Mouth Zion Cemetery on Hollins Ferry Road in Lansdowne.
Brown is the older brother of 18-year-old Marcus Brown, who died from gun violence and was about to be buried. He was shot in Baltimore city, at 1400 block of North Street on August 25.
Police believe the case involves an exchange of gunfire. People who were present at the burial said Brown’s mother was taken to the hospital. She had complaints of chest pains.
The case needs more investigation. Police are interviewing witnesses. The surveillance cameras just across the street were helpful for investigators.
Baltimore County police officer Jennifer Peach said it’s most likely to be a retaliation shooting.
The fatal shooting of Marcus Brown is being investigated by the Baltimore County police detectives and Baltimore City homicide.
One of the witnesses called Eric said he heard the gunshot and seen him fall. He was from Edmondson Village.
The Baltimore County police Forensic Unit returned to the scene of the crime on Thursday.
The cemetery operators are often warned by funeral homes about possible troubles at services. The cemetery now calls the police to keep watch.