On Monday, Baltimore police said an arrest had been made in connection with the death of a prominent Baltimore defense attorney’s stepson.
On July 1, 22-year-old Louis Cody-Dorsey Young was shot in the 3300 block of Garrison Boulevard in Forest Park. Young had exited the BP gas station, when a Volkswagen Passat pulled up and two suspects jumped out and began shooting at Young. He was shot multiple times and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
An arrest warrant was issued for Samuel Lee Cooper III, of the 3100 block of Baker Street, in connection with Young’s death. According to court records, Cooper was already in custody related to a separate burglary and auto theft case that took place on July 11. He is facing charges of unauthorized removal of property, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, malicious destruction to property, fourth-degree burglary and theft.
He faces additional charges, including first- and second-degree murder, gun possession, conspiracy to commit murder and assault in Young’s death.
Smith said the Volkswagen used in the killing was connected to carjackings and other crimes in the city. Detectives believe Cooper is related to the suspects involved in other criminal cases.
In 2008, Cooper was convicted of first-degree murder. He was given a 25-year sentence with 18 years and 11 months suspended, according to court records. In April 2016, he violated probation but avoided additional prison time.