LA PLATA, MD—Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, May 6, 2021, a Charles County jury, after a 9-day trial and less than a day of deliberation, convicted Darryl Edward Freeman, 18, of the First-Degree Felony Murder and Armed Robbery of Bradley Brown, as well as related charges.
On February 18, 2020, officers responded to the 3100 block of Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found one victim, Bradley Brown, with gunshot wounds to his chest and leg. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
An investigation revealed Freeman planned to rob Brown prior to the shooting. On the day of the incident, Freeman reached out to Brown under the guise of purchasing THC vape cartridges.
During the course of the investigation, officers discovered that Freeman arrived at Brown’s residence, along with two other individuals.
Brown was shot and killed during the robbery of the THC vape cartridges, which were worth approximately $850. Freeman and the other two individuals immediately fled the area in Freeman’s vehicle.
A sentencing date has been set for August 31, 2021 at 1 p.m.