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Fri Feb 16, 2024, 09:39 AM Feb 2024

His drug dealer was in a wheelchair. He was just convicted of robbing and killing him

His drug dealer was in a wheelchair. He was just convicted of robbing and killing him

John Domen | jdomen@wtop.com
February 15, 2024, 4:20 PM

A New Carrollton, Maryland, teenager was found guilty of murder and a long list of other charges this week in connection with the death of a man in a wheelchair who was making a marijuana delivery for a friend.

It happened July 1 outside of apartments along Good Luck Road in Lanham, not far from Duval High School. It was the same day recreational cannabis became legal in Maryland, and retail stores could begin selling. But prosecutors said 19-year-old Dane Gayle and some other friends didn’t have the money to buy any — even illegally. So, prosecutors said, they called up a dealer they knew with the intention of robbing him.

But making the delivery instead was a man named Malcolm Bradley, who was friends with the dealer and who used a wheelchair at the time. Bradley showed up that day with his girlfriend and two kids in the car with him. ... “He just thought he was going to make a simple marijuana transaction and go back home,” said assistant state’s attorney Bill Porter. “But it took Dane Gayle four seconds to meet him. And in that four seconds, Dane Gayle pulled out a gun and he shot this individual 11 times and made 23 holes in his body. And you could see that he shot the person in his back as the person was turning away from Dane Gayle.”


Gayle will be sentenced at the end of May.

John Domen
John started working at WTOP in 2016 after having grown up in Maryland listening to the station as a child. While he got his on-air start at small stations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, he's spent most of his career in the D.C. area, having been heard on several local stations before coming to WTOP.

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His drug dealer was in a wheelchair. He was just convicted of robbing and killing him (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2024 OP
Horrifying. Shameful. blm Feb 2024 #1
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