Man Who Set Fire to CVS During Baltimore Riots Pleads Guilty


The man accused of setting fire to a CVS Pharmacy in Baltimore during riots in April pleaded guilty Wednesday to rioting, authorities said.

If a court accepts his plea, Raymon Carter, 24, will be sentenced to four years in prison.

He will also be required to pay restitution, the amount of which will be determined at sentencing, which is scheduled for November, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland.

Riots broke out in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody.

The death of the young African-American man sparked widespread protests and reignited long-simmering tensions between the police and residents.

The burning of the CVS was one of the most visual and memorable moments from the riots.

Carter was identified by citizens after authorities released photographs from surveillance video and announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to his identification and conviction. He was arrested after a foot chase.

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SOURCE: CNN, Dana Ford

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