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Ex-employee arrested for Restaurant Depot shooting

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 15:10:06-05

BALTIMORE — The suspect in a workplace shooting from earlier this month has been arrested.

Police say 33-year-old Cornell Slater is a suspect from a December 5 shooting at the Restaurant Depot, but he was originally arrested for another reason.

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On Wednesday, police say an Anne Arundel County police officer pulled over Slater after seeing he was driving a car with a stolen license plate in the 500 block of Realm Court. Officers then conducted a warrant check and saw he was wanted for first-degree attempted murder in connection to the December shooting.

On December 5 around 4:50 a.m., officers responded to the Restaurant Depot on Annapolis Road in Baltimore for a possible active shooter. Two men reportedly came into the business and tried to rob it and ended up shooting an employee.

Detectives soon learned one of the suspects was a former employee of the Restaurant Depot, Cornell Slater, and put out a warrant for his arrest.

Police have not released any information on the alleged second suspect in the shooting.