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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Contact: Public Information Officer Amanda M. Hils

ATF, Baltimore Police Announce Arrest in Double Homicide

BALTIMORE, Md. – Today the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division and Baltimore Police Department (BPD) announce the arrest of two suspects for the murders of 26 year-old Brian Christopher Palmer and 33 year-old Darrin Tyrell Stewart that occurred on August 5, 2021 in the 4300 Block of Flowerton Road.

On August 5, 2021, at approximately 8:17 p.m., Southwest District patrol officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Flowerton Road to investigate a reported shooting. 

When officers arrived at the location they observed a vehicle with two unconscious men inside suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Medics were summoned to the scene and transported the men to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

BPD Homicide detectives along with members of the ATF investigated this double murder and through their extensive investigation, they were able to connect and arrest two suspects. Based on the investigation, and in consultation with the Baltimore City state’s Attorney’s Office, warrants were authorized for the arrest of two individuals.

On October 14, 2021, 20 year-old Raekwon Montre Griffin was arrested and on October 18, 2021, 22 year-old Montay Daris Shuler was arrested. Both men have been charged with the 1st Degree Murder.

Griffin and Shuler are currently being held at the Baltimore City Central Booking Intake Facility without bail.

“The arrest of these defendants for the murder of two Baltimore citizens is a testament to the strong, successful partnership of ATF Special Agents and Baltimore Police Department Detectives assigned to ATF’s Crime Gun Enforcement Team (CGET),” said ATF Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Timothy Jones. “This team applies the crime gun intelligence model to their investigations, combining technology, forensics, and decades of experience as criminal investigators at the local and federal level. ATF’s mission to take violent offenders off the street and to make Baltimore a safer place to live is always at the forefront of our efforts, and we remain strong partners with the Baltimore Police Department in this mission.”

“I want to thank the hardworking Homicide Detectives and our partners at ATF in identifying and arresting these two responsible for the murder of two individuals in our community,” said Commissioner Michael Harrison. “The arrests in this case is a result of our ongoing and strong partnership with the ATF in bringing those responsible for gun violence in our city to justice.”

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Baltimore Field Division