Father ‘Intentionally Covered Up’ His Two-Year-Old Daughter’s Murder, Prosecutor Argues

Thank you for reading Baltimore Witness. Help us continue our mission into 2024.

Donate Now

A Baltimore City prosecutor argued homicide defendant Christopher Gamble not only shot and killed his two-year-old daughter, Charlee Gamble, but “intentionally covered up” the murder at the family’s home in December.

Gamble, 28, is charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and a slew of weapons charges in connection to Charlee’s death on Dec. 17, 2023. The defendant and his attorney, Martin Cohen, appeared for a bail review hearing on Feb. 21 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey M. Geller.

According to the prosecution, Gamble disposed of the ghost gun in a storm drain on the way to the hospital and later cleaned his vehicle. Evidence suggests the defendant possibly shot Charlee after medical examiners determined she was shot from a close range.

The prosecutor noted Gamble was involved in an attempted murder case in 2021 in Wicomico County and was found guilty of second-degree assault.

Earlier in the proceeding, Cohen argued Charlee’s death was not an intentional act of murder, but an accident. The defense attorney said Charlee found and “manipulated” the gun, causing it to fire inside their home on the 6000 block of Park Heights Avenue.

Judge Geller denied bail for Gamble, citing the seriousness of the charges and his criminal history.

Gamble is scheduled to return to court on April 30.

Follow this case