Local Baltimorean Gets Arrested After CVS Fire


Story by FNN Collegiate reporter, Leroy King III.  Photo by New York Times

JULY 28, 2015: A 24 year-old man by the name of Raymon Carter was arrested in Baltimore, MD. Carter was accused of setting a local CVS on fire. Only a week after the death of Freddie Gray, there had been riots all over the town. This caught the attention of the entire world.

Carter was charged with arson which can result in a mandatory minimum of five years in prison. Carter’s actions caused more than one million dollars worth of damage. CVS said that it will rebuild and also a second store that was badly burned during the riots. The CVS store was in the 

midst of violence during the weeks after Freddie Gray’s death. The CVS was located at an intersection of Pennsylvania and North Avenues.

CVS will donate $50,000 to local Baltimore non-profit organizations to rebuild the city. I believe this can happen in DC. I feel that this whole situation was out of frustration. Everyone was enraged by the death of Freddie Gray. I believe Carter should get a break because there were more people than just him involved.

Leroy King III is a freshman at Friendship Collegiate Academy.

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