- The Washington Times - Monday, August 22, 2016

Baltimore police on Monday announced the arrest of “Baltimore’s No. 1 trigger puller,” a gang member who is accused of more than a dozen homicides, the city’s police commissioner said.

“He’s a bad, bad, evil guy, and he’s no longer on the streets of Baltimore,” Commissioner Kevin Davis said during the press conference.

Montana Malik Barronette, 21, of the 1100 block of Harlem Avenue in Baltimore was charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, firearm use in commission of a violent felony, handgun on a person, and reckless endangerment, police said.

“He was arrested over the weekend and charged with first-degree murder, handgun violations and other related charges,” Commissioner Davis said. “Barronette is an absolute poster child for what a repeat offender is in Baltimore City. We are certain he has been involved in numerous acts of violence to include multiple shootings and multiple murders.”

The police commissioner said Mr. Barronette was arrested in connection with the May 2014 shooting of Alfonso Williams on West Lafayette Avenue in Baltimore. Williams was shot multiple times and later died of his wounds, police said.

“During the course of that investigation, the name of Montana Barronette, a name all too familiar with the Baltimore Police Department, came up,” and the suspect was positively identified by a witness, Commissioner Davis said.

The commissioner said Mr. Barronette is a member of TTG (“Trained to Go”), a subset or “bubble” of the gang BGF (“Black Guerrilla Family”).

Barronette is very good at his craft. His craft is killing,” Commissioner Davis said.

Although police have what they call a “strong case” against Mr. Barronette, the commissioner asked for the public’s help.

“We aren’t finished with Barronette. They’re still following up on numerous, numerous cases that we believe Barronette is responsible for. Remember his name, you’ll hear it again very soon,” Commissioner Davis said.

Anyone with information on Mr. Barronette can call the Homicide Unit at 410-396-2100, or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Police said, “You can always remain anonymous.” The public can also email tips to [email protected]

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