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Man caught in Georgia traffic stop faces two life sentences for shooting ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend

Posted at 1:20 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 13:20:02-05

EAST BALTIMORE — A man who was caught during a routine traffic stop out of state is facing a potential prison term of more than two life sentences for the 2017 shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Stephen Allen was convicted of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, along with multiple weapons charges, for the double shooting. He faces the possibility of two life sentences and an additional 38 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 3.

According to facts presented at trial, Allen’s ex-girlfriend was leaving her home with her current boyfriend on Nov. 21, 2017 at about 6:30 a.m. when Allen approached wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head and called out the woman’s name. Allen then drew a gun and put it at the boyfriend’s head, who then fled towards the back of the house. Allen chased him and shot him four times, but the boyfriend was able to escape to a nearby gas station and call police.

Allen then pulled down his hood and approached his former girlfriend, blaming her for the shooting and professing his love, yet then opening firing and shooting her five times before fleeing the scene.

After the shooting, Allen fled to Georgia, where he was pulled over and attempted to assault and disarm a police officer. He was arrested on a warrant associated with the shooting.

“This defendant was callous enough to jeopardize the life of someone he professed to love,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “There are so many other ways to resolve domestic issues besides resorting to deadly violence, and if an individual resorts to senseless violence like Mr. Allen, we will pursue them to the full extent of the law.”