The Baltimore state’s attorney’s office said a Baltimore man was found guilty Friday for shooting a teen boy in the face. The incident took place on September 10, 2016 in the 900 block of North Ashburton Street.
Sixty-four-year-old Thomas Bradley was convicted of reckless endangerment, multiple counts of second-degree assault and multiple firearms violations. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison with all suspended except 15 years. The judge told Bradley that he could be eligible for parole after 5 years.
According to Baltimore police, the 15-year-old boy was visiting his grandmother, who had been involved in a verbal altercation with Bradley. The boy and his mother were confronting Bradley about the argument, when he shot the boy in the mouth twice.
When police arrived on scene, the boy was bleeding from his face. He was taken to a local hospital, where he remained in critical condition for over a month. His mouth was wired shut, so he could not verbally communicate for over six months.
The bullet could not be removed due to potential risks of severe brain damage, according to a Baltimore Sun report.