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Two men charged in murder of 78-year-old innocent bystander near Lansdowne shopping center

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Posted at 3:26 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 06:23:27-04

BALTIMORE — Two brothers were charged in the murder of a 78-year-old woman who was hit by an errant bullet after one man began firing shots across a Lansdowne parking lot following a botched drug deal, Baltimore County Police said.

Deandre Larenzo Buckson, 27, of the 3000 block of Bero Road in Lansdowne, and Linwood Ronald Buckson, of the 800 block of West Fairmont Avenue in Baltimore, were arrested Friday. They are being held without bail pending an initial review hearing.

Police said the two men drove to the Speedy Mart at 3815 Hollins Ferry Road, near the Lansdowne Shopping Center, prior to the shooting. Deandre Buckson entered the store while Linwood Buckson stayed in the car and met another man so the two could make a drug-related transaction. During the exchange, Linwood Buckson produced a gun. He and the other man struggled over control of the weapon, leading it to discharge. Eventually the other man got control of the gun and ran from the car past the SaveMart and across the shopping center parking lot.

When Deandre Buckson got back to the car, he retrieved another handgun and ran past the Speedy Mart, firing shots in the direction of the other man who was involved in the previous drug transaction and struggle, police said. Deandre Buckson fired shots toward the SaveMart, eventually striking 78-year-old Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez. She was shot in the upper body and died as a result of her injuries.

Deandre Buckson was charged with first-degree murder. Linwood Buckson was charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, first-degree assault, and illegal possession of a regulated firearm.