’90 Day Fiance’ Barber Michael Baltimore Wanted for Homicide After Fatal Shooting of Barbershop Owner
90 Day Fiancé barber Michael Baltimore, known for previously appearing in scenes with former stars Jay Smith and Ashley Martson, was wanted by police as a suspect in the fatal shooting of GQ Barber Shop owner, Kendell Cook.
Michael Anthony Baltimore, 45, was added to the 15 Most Wanted list, according to a press release from U.S. Marshals Service in June 2022. The reward for information leading up to the capture of Baltimore was increased to $25,000, after it was previously set at $7,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also offered a reward of up to $10,000, and Cumberland County Crime Stoppers offered $2,000. Baltimore was considered “armed and dangerous,” and authorities advise that he “should not be approached.”
“Michael Baltimore poses a serious threat to the community. By placing him on the 15 Most Wanted list, we have made his capture a top priority of the U.S. Marshals Service,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Ronald Davis in a statement.
Why Is Michael Baltimore Wanted?
Baltimore allegedly entered the shop at 128 N. Hanover St. in Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m. and shot Cook several times and then opened fire on Anthony White, who previously worked at the shop. Cook died at the scene while White survived his injuries, according to a press release from the Carlisle Police Department at the time.
Baltimore now faces charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm as well as recklessly endangering another person, In Touch can confirm.
“Unfortunately there is nothing new at this time,” Carlisle Police Department’s Public Information Officer told In Touch in July 2021. “As of this time, he is still not in custody, and there is an active search for him.”
When Was Michael Baltimore on ’90 Day Fiance’?
Baltimore and Cook were both featured on episodes of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? in June 2019. Cook was the man who informed Martson that Smith (real name: Conroy St. Christopher Smith) had sex with another woman in the shop’s bathroom. After the drama aired on TV, Cook took to social media to defend his decision to tell Martson the truth.
“Everybody talking this rat and snitching s–t! says a lot about who you are as a person,” Cook wrote in the comments section of the @TLCUpdates Instagram page at the time. “Please let me know what [motherf–ker] don’t want to know the person they married is cheating on them?”
“We was looking out for Ashley cause she was trying [to] marry someone who wasn’t ready to get married! Jay needed some time and more experience with being in America before he was ready to settle down!” Cook continued, noting Smith, 24, made it his “business” by doing the deed at his place of business.
Since then, Martson and Smith have parted ways. Their divorce was finalized on March 11, 2021, following her decision to file a third time in October 2020.
In March 2021, Martson celebrated her single status before telling In Touch about her new salon. “If you’re noticing I look happier and a little bit lighter … it could be that I have a ton of baggage off my shoulders,” Martson told her social media followers.
Was Michael Baltimore Captured?
Michael was arrested for battery and possession of fentanyl and marijuana with intent to sell, among other charges, in Broward County, Florida, on January 13, 2023, In Touch can confirm.
“I want to thank the police officers in Davie, Florida, for their diligence in arresting the fugitive,” U.S. Marshals Service Director Ronald L. Davis said in a statement, according to NBC 6.
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