Baltimore Cop Killed His Stepson, Hid his Body in a Hole in the Wall. Disarmed Arresting Cop!
This world is guilty of doing the absolute most! A 15-year-old boy was found dead in Baltimore and his own stepfather is his accused killer!
The child's parents had been going through a custody battle and when the boy's mother came to pick up her son on Tuesday, his father said that he'd left the residence. That didn't sit right with the boys mother. So she made a call for a welfare check.
Approximately an hour later officers say they entered the home and during the welfare check located the teen in an upstairs room.
Police say the teen was unresponsive and later pronounced dead by medical professionals.
The charging documents reveal that Eric Banks' 15-year-old stepson Dasan Jones was found dead inside a hole in a bedroom wall that contained a gun safe. As the officers approached the gun safe, Banks said, "let me help you." Officers told Banks to back up. Inside, they saw the body of Jones
Court documents also revealed that Banks apparently tried to grab the gun of the officer trying to put him in a police cruiser. As he was being put in the vehicle, Banks told the officer that his handcuffs were not double-locked, according to charging documents. As the officer attempted to double lock one of his arms, Banks tried to run from the cruiser. He was saying that he wanted to kiss his kids. While the officer was trying to push Banks back into the cruiser, Banks grabbed the officer's service weapon. Banks was saying, "you're gunna have to end this" while Banks and the officer were fighting over the weapon, according to court documents.
Anne Arundel County Police said they were still piecing together the events leading up to the teen's death, and awaiting autopsy results to determine cause and manner of death.
Investigators say Banks, the boy's father, and other family members were at the home at the time police discovered the teen's body.
Banks has allegedly been violent in the past. Online court records list Banks as the defendant in a domestic violence case that was filed in Anne Arundel County approximately a week and a half ago. Details of the case were not available, but show the case was closed days ago.