The house on Gertrude Court in the Dukeland community is boarded up now and the family has moved on, but the search for the man who gunned down a mother of eight named Charmaine Wilson back in June continued for two months.
"We look at how the actual case was carried out. This individual, he took a mother's life in front of her children," said Lt. Nicholas Edwards of the Baltimore City Police Department. "This is somebody who was not only a danger to the mom and the children, but a danger to the public, and we take that very seriously, and we wanted to get this individual off the street immediately."
That's why they designated 18-year-old Darius Neal as Public Enemy No. 1.
The case revolved around a bullying incident involving one of Wilson's children and a bicycle, which grew into a full blown fight prompting her to call police.
Police now believe Neal and an accomplice returned to that home after the squad car pulled away and shot Wilson in front of her children.
"This individual, you got to think, he had been watching, see that the police had just left the house and moments after the police left, the shooting occurred,” said Edwards. “So this individual, it seems that regardless of what happened he was already planning on carrying out this shooting."
Once he learned he'd become a highly-publicized wanted man, Neal turned himself in to police on Sunday.
"You can pretty much assume that the walls started to close in on him. The public knew who he was. People that he knew... relatives knew who he was,” said Edwards, “A lot of people contacted Metro Crime Stoppers giving us tips. A lot of tips were coming in at once and it was just a matter of time before we found this individual."
Just a few weeks shy of his 19th birthday, Darius Neal now faces a series of 13 charges including one count of first degree murder.