Two men have been charged with gunning down an army reservist enrolled at Morgan State and his longtime girlfriend in West Baltimore last year.
Charles Baldwin, 22, and Mizell Taylor, 20, were arrested on July 29 and charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Pedro Chesley and Diamond Davis, according to charging documents and Maryland court records.
Chesley, 20, an army reservist, graduated from Lake Clifton High school and also enrolled at Morgan State University while also joining the U.S. Army. He joined the college’s Army ROTC program, where he focused on transportation while on scholarship his father, his family said.
He and Davis, 21, met at Lake Clifton and started dating. They attended their junior and senior proms together.
They were killed on November 21, 2020 in 700 block of Grantley Ave. in West Baltimore’s Edmondson Village neighborhood. Police arrived to a call and found Davis and Chesley lying on the sidewalk. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, charging documents said.
Chesley was taken to the hospital where he later died. Officers also found another woman, Brittany Mcqueen, suffering from gunshot wounds to her arm and leg, according to documents.
She survived her injuries.
Two .40 caliber casings and two .380 caliber casings were found at the scene, and detectives identified multiple witnesses and examined video surveillance footage of the incident, the records show.
No attorney was listed for either Baldwin or Taylor in online court records.