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Baltimore Police release Public Enemy No. 1

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 07:57:40-05

Baltimore City Police are looking for a new “Public Enemy No. 1.”

They say Carl Cooper is the man who opened fire at the Walbrook Junction shopping center on Monday.

The bullets struck two siblings -- a 90-year-old Martha Gilliard and 82-year-old Hogan McGill.

“She's 90 and her little brother is 82.  A gunshot wound to the leg for folks who are in their 90s and 80s could very easily be fatal,” said Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.

Back in 2002, Cooper was convicted of attempted murder; police say he'd been out on parole.

They also say every suspect who's been designated Public Enemy Number One has been caught.  They'd like Carl Cooper to be next.

“We have an arrest warrant in hand and we've exhausted our immediate resources to find the person,” Commissioner Davis said.

The family of the victims released a statement tonight, which reads:

The family of Hogan McGill and Martha Gilliard are grateful for the outpouring of support, prayers and love we have received during this time of healing.  Today's announcement by the Baltimore City Police Department is welcomed news.  We are elated by this information, but understand this is one of the first steps in the justice process. We await more news from the Police Department on an arrest. 

In the meantime, we want to take this time to especially thank the Baltimore City Police Department, the officers and detectives for their relentless pursuit of a suspect and Justice in this case.

With grateful hearts, 

Fondly,

The McGill and Gilliard Family

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