Police identify third suspect in shooting death of 1-year-old

Police ask public for help finding Rashid Mayo, 22, accused of shooting into a car carrying Carter Scott and his father

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June 05, 2013|By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police have identified a third suspect in last month's shooting death of a 1-year-old in Cherry Hill, and they are asking the public for help finding him.

Police allege that Rashid Mayo, 22, was one of three gunmen who fired about 16 shots into a red Chevrolet on May 24, killing Carter Scott and wounding his father, Rashaw Scott, 22. Police have charged Eddie Tarver, 20, who they said they caught in a pursuit after the shooting, and Cornell Harvey, 26, whom Rashaw Scott allegedly identified as one of the gunmen.

Rashaw Scott has told investigators that Harvey lured him into a parking lot in the 1200 block of Cherry Hill Road when three gunmen, including Harvey, shot up his car.

Court records show Mayo, of the 2800 block of Brighton St. in West Baltimore, received two years in jail for a gun charge in the city in 2010. He was charged last year with obtaining prescription drugs through a forged prescription in Baltimore County; that case was placed on the inactive docket by prosecutors, effectively dropping it.

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to Mayo's arrest, Baltimore police said. People can report tips anonymously by going to metrocrimestoppers.org, calling 1-866-756-2587 or texting to 274637.

Alex Leikus, the attorney who represented Mayo in the Baltimore County case, could not be reached.

Allan H. Rambro, Mayo's lawyer in the 2010 gun case, said he remembers representing Mayo but not any of the details associated with his case.

"He didn't look like a stone cold killer or anything along those lines," Rambro said. "He seemed like a quiet guy. Nothing about him really stands out right now."



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