by Maria-Nikka Sitchon
Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer
Two men were in custody Tuesday after being arrested in connection with the murder of a 78-year-old woman in front of the SaveMart in Lansdowne, Baltimore County Police said.
Deandre Larenzo Buckson, 27, of the 3000 block of Bero Road in Arbutus and 28-year-old Linwood Ronald Buckson of the 800 block of West Fairmount Avenue in Baltimore were both arrested on May 3. Both men have been held since Monday without bail pending bail review hearings.
Before the shooting, police said the men drove to Speedy Mart at 3815 Hollins Ferry Road next to the Lansdowne Shopping Center. While Deandre Buckson entered the Speedy Mart, Linwood Buckson stayed outside and met with another male subject for a drug transaction. During the encounter, Linwood Buckson drew a handgun and struggled with the other male for the weapon, causing it to discharge. The other male took the gun from Linwood Buckson and fled past the SaveMart across the Lansdowne Shopping Center parking lot, police said.
Deandre Buckson left the Speedy Mart, grabbed another handgun from their vehicle and ran past the Speedy Mart firing shots toward the SaveMart. Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez was standing near the SaveMart when she was struck in the upper body and killed.
Deandre Larenzo Buckson was charged with first-degree murder and his brother, Linwood Ronald Buckson, was charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, first-degree assault, and illegal possession of a regulated firearm, police said.