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“All that I ask god is that the pain doesn’t leave me indifferent”

Carmen Rodriguez's family calls for justice
Posted at 11:00 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 03:37:02-05

BALTIMORE — It’s a tale of two tragedies surrounded around proud mothers and business owners in East Baltimore.

“Solo le Pido a Dios. Que el dolor no me sea indiferente,” a woman playing the guitar singing

“All that I ask god is that the pain doesn’t leave me indifferent.”

On Wednesday Derrick Galan, the husband of Carmen Rodriguez, was standing in front of the shop his wife was killed in while she was working.

A month after she was killed one of the men caught on camera in connection to the armed robbery turned homicide turned himself in, and the other is still on the loose.

“He’s still out there, he’s going to strike again,” Galan said. “He’s an animal, he did it in front of my kids. What are they waiting for? Is this going to be another cold case like always?”

Rodriguez is a mother of four who worked long hours to support her family at Kim’s Deli.

“She was a beautiful woman, trying to make an honest living then some animal comes in here,” said Galan. “There’s a lot of guns out here and cops don’t do what they are supposed to do.”

Members of CASA, an organization focused on the needs of the Hispanic Community flanked Galan and the Rodriguez family.

“We’ve even worked alongside Carmen Rodriguez who has been a social justice advocate here for all community members,” said Lydia Walther Rodriguez, a member of CASA.

They marched to city hall--demanding justice for Destiny Harrison as well.

Harrison is a mother and beauty salon owner who was killed at her business a few blocks away the same weekend.

“Carmen and Destiny did not deserve to die,” Councilman Zeke Cohen said. “Their lives were a testament to all that is good in this world. They were brilliant women who led by example, who loved with their full heads and lead lives that stood as examples to young women everywhere.”

Police are still searching for that second suspect shown in that surveillance video in the Carmen Rodriquez killing and there’s been no arrests in the Destiny Harrison killing as of yet.

ATF is offering $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in either case.