31-year-old Antonio Laws is the latest case for Baltimore city homicide detectives.
Police say Antonio Laws was killed just a block away from the Bea Gaddy Family Center on Sunday afternoon. Investigators tell family he was shot five times while in his bed and pronounced dead on scene.
Investigators are actively searching for a suspect as well as a motive. An online check of court records shows Laws was released just weeks ago from jail after being charged with second degree assault and attempted rape. His family says he was getting his life together and he always made an effort to live out his grandmother’s mission to help those in need.
“He was a volunteer here endlessly. This past Thanksgiving, we couldn’t document the work he did. He worked from sun up to sun down and then beyond. He was putting in 12-18 hour days right here helping us,” said Brooks.
“We know the folks in the street have the information. They know what happened. And I’m asking – we help you, now we need you to help us,” said Brooks.
Antonio Laws was expecting a child in a few months. The family plans to bury him next to his grandmother, Bea Gaddy.