Eugene Victor Perry Jr., a police officer with a state agency who is accused of fatally shooting two Baltimore police officers Wednesday, had as recently as last week asked to join the city force.
He had twice before been turned down by the city police and was rejected earlier this year by Baltimore County police before landing a police job with the Department of General Services, guarding state facilities in Annapolis. On Wednesday, authorities say, Perry tested his shooting skills at a suburban police firing range.
Hours later, police say, he went to a Pikesville townhouse and used his police-issued weapon to kill the officers. One was his former fiancee, the other a man she had been dating.
Perry is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Court documents filed early Thursday provided new details of the events leading to the officers' deaths, including that he "forced his way into" the house and drew a handgun from a holster on his right hip as he climbed a flight of stairs toward the second-floor room of one of the victims.
Police have said another adult couple and a young child were at the house. Witnesses heard several shots and ran, and Perry left the house a short time later, carrying a gun, according to court documents.
Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight