BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a robbery of a marijuana dealer that led to the dealer’s death.
James Dorsey, aka “Boosey, “Boosey Boo” and “Bad Ass”, 24, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty Monday to industrial robbery, which resulted in the death of 18-year-old Markel Benson.
According to his plea agreement, on October 12, 2015, Dorsey, Ameer Baker, Keyon Hawkins and a juvenile planned a robbery of Benson, who sold marijuana outdoors a restaurant on W. North Avenue in Baltimore.
The group drove about close to the restaurant, drove away, retrieved a gun, and then Hawkins, Deonta Douglas and the juvenile returned to the restaurant on foot.
At about six:40 p.m., Hawkins, Douglas and the juvenile approached the restaurant and asked a buddy of Benson’s if everyone had any “weed.”
Benson’s buddy mentioned that Benson, who was inside the restaurant, did have weed.
Hawkins then went inside and robbed Benson of his drugs, money and phones. The males then ran away.
According to the plea agreement, Benson was angry and wanted to get his home back, so he and a buddy went to get a gun, then walked to exactly where they believed the robbers could possibly be.
Benson and his buddy have been captured on a CCTV street camera walking collectively and the video shows Benson to be carrying a gun, at about six:55 p.m.
Meanwhile, Douglas, Hawkins, Baker, Dorsey and the juvenile have been back on Ridgehill Avenue, and Hawkins returned Baker’s gun to him and gave him Benson’s stolen telephone.
Hawkins started to roll a joint utilizing Benson’s stolen marijuana when Douglas told the other individuals Benson and his buddy have been coming up the street.
Douglas yelled, “Line ’em up,”- a street phrase which means to shoot an individual- and Dorsey and Baker ran up an alley and Dorsey fired 3 shots.
One particular of the shots hit Benson- killing him.
Baker’s gun jammed and CCTV camera captured all of them scattering away on foot, operating from the shots.
Straight away following the shooting, Baker- at Dorsey’s path- contacted a co-conspirator to take them away from the scene. Baker utilised Benson’s stolen telephone to get in touch with Hawkins and a family members member.
Dorsey and the government agreed that, if the Court accepts his plea agreement, he will be sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.
His sentencing is scheduled for December 16, 2019 at three p.m.