Baltimore Rapper’s Brother Tried for Attempted Murder

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“Everything points to the defendant,” the prosecutor said during the attempted murder trial of Baltimore rapper Chrisean Rock’s 32-year-old brother on March 26. 

Her brother, Obadiah Malone, also known as “Mookie,” is charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, firearm use in a felony violent crime, reckless endangerment, firearm possession with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of firearms in a controlled dangerous substance offense, illegal possession of ammunition, having a loaded handgun in a vehicle and on his person and discharging firearms in connection to a 2022 shooting.

The prosecutor walked jurors through a timeline of the incident and following investigation in her opening statement before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Alan C. Lazerow. She will exhibit both the ShotSpotter audio and 911 calls that alerted Baltimore Police Department officers to the scene on the 1900 block of Braddish Avenue.

Surveillance footage allegedly captured the suspect’s movements in the area before and after the shooting. The prosecutor said Malone got into an argument with his sister and a cousin and, not wanting to shoot them, took his anger out on the victim. 

“He absolutely wanted to murder [the victim],” said the prosecutor. 

Malone allegedly put on a custom Ravens’ hoodie with the words “Heaven Cent” on the back, referencing his Instagram account, before the shooting. The hoodie was allegedly recovered during the execution of a search warrant at his girlfriend’s house.

DNA analysis will link Malone to the sweatshirt, the prosecutor assured jurors. License plate reader evidence and latent fingerprints will similarly show that Malone and his car were at the scene on Oct. 10, 2022, she said.

The 39-year-old victim, who was shot four times as a result of this incident, was tragically shot and killed two months later. Defense attorney Brad MacFee said whoever shot the victim in October 2022 was the person who killed him that December, but that suspect was not his client.

No one has been charged with the victim’s murder. In addition to having no motive to harm the victim in either of the shootings, MacFee argued his client could not have been the suspect who killed the victim. At the time of the victim’s death, Malone was in California shooting the Zeus network’s series “Blueface and Chrisean: Crazy in Love.”

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