(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators arrested two Salisbury men in connection with the fatal shooting of Keonte Gaskins that occurred earlier this month in Salisbury in a Wicomico County apartment complex.
The suspects identified and arrested are Gerald Ogress Savage, Jr., 18, of the 400 block of Brookridge Drive in Salisbury and Joshue Isiah Perry, 18, of the 400 block of S. Kaywood Drive in Salisbury. Both Savage and Perry are charged with first and second degree murder, use of a firearm in a violent crime, possession of firearm and several other charges. Additional arrests are pending.
Savage and Perry were arrested without incident on Sunday, May 29, 2016 around 12:00 noon in Salisbury. They are currently being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center without bond.
On May 11, 2016, the body of Keonte Gaskins, 21, of no fixed address, was found in the outdoor stairwell of the Village of Mitchell Pond Apartment Complex on Parsons Road in Salisbury. Residents from the apartment complex called 9-1-1 after making the discovery. Emergency medical providers pronounced Gaskins deceased at the scene.
Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit were called to assist the Salisbury Police Department in the investigation. Upon their arrival, Gaskins appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
State police continue to interview anyone who may have information relevant to the investigation. Anyone with information about the death of Keonte Gaskins is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101, or Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776.