Mom Of 2 Gunned Down On Baltimore Street, Police Say They Have The Killer In Cuffs

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Source: Baltimore CrimeStoppers; Baltimore police

May 12 2022, Published 8:31 a.m. ET

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A mom of two was gunned down in Baltimore and police said they have arrested the suspected killer.

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Around 6:15 a.m. on April 15, two people were shot on Gretna Court, according to Baltimore police. A 31-year-old man had a non-fatal gunshot wound, while 30-year-old Brittany Keyser was shot and killed.

Detectives identified a suspect and this week arrested 36-year-old Joel Ugah in connection to the incident.

Police did not say how they identified him as a suspect or release a possible motive in the alleged murder.

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He was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault. Police called Ugah a repeat offender but did not detail his previous arrests.

Shortly after the shooting, friends told the Baltimore Sun that Keyser loved her son and daughter.

“I want people to know she was special to somebody and she was loved, not just another statistic — not just the latest person killed in the city,” Samantha Holston told the outlet. “Losing her was like losing my backbone. Anytime I needed her, she was there — always a phone call away, no matter what.”


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