Marine Stops Violent Attack, Charged with Technical Handgun Violation  

Thwarted Assault Lands Hero in Handcuffs  

 

Baltimore, MD—The Baltimore Police arrested Marine veteran Lloyd Muldrow after he stopped a vicious assault and disarmed the attacker, only to be arrested and charged with gun possession.  

The facts:  

On July 4, 2022, Lloyd Muldrow, Marine veteran and member of the Marine Corps. Security Force (presidential security detail), traveled to Baltimore to visit with his friend, Marshal Collins. When he arrived, he saw Mr. Collins in a struggle with another man, later identified as Wesley Henderson, who was holding a gun. Mr. Collins was bleeding profusely from his forehead; Mr. Muldrow thought he had been shot (In fact, he had been pistol-whipped by Mr. Henderson). He immediately took action by disarming the Mr. Henderson, and then helped Mr. Collins hold Henderson on the ground.   

Police arrived moments later to investigate the altercation and the reports of a gun. They encountered Mr. Collins and Mr. Muldrow restraining Wesley Henderson on the ground. Police, of course, immediately asked where the gun was. By then Mr. Henderson's gun had been retrieved by someone else (a not uncommon occurrence in Baltimore; police said as much on the scene). Mr. Muldrow volunteered to the police that his sidearm was on his hip, and police immediately took possession of it. More police arrived and took control of Henderson, and ultimately arrested him. Police at first thanked Mr. Muldrow for his help, but when the officer in charge arrived and took control of the investigation, the subordinate police were commanded to investigate the lawfulness of Mr. Muldrow's sidearm in Maryland. They learned he had a concealed carry permit in Virginia, and that he held a job providing security to federal facilities that required him to be armed, but they also learned that he was not specifically permitted to carry in Maryland.  

r. Muldrow was placed under arrest.  

 Mr. Collins can be seen on police body worn cameras telling the police that Mr. Muldrow probably saved his life. Many other witnesses on the scene spoke up for Mr. Muldrow's heroic actions. None of that mattered. The good guy with the gun was placed under arrest for having a gun. (Video footage of this incident is available) 

 Mr. Muldrow was charged with use possession of a gun within 100 feet of a public building and carrying a concealed weapon. 

“I have taught Marines hand-to-hand combat for many years,” said Lloyd Muldrow. I have disarmed several enemies, as well as IEDs.  My natural reaction was to do as I was trained for my country.”  

“Lloyd Muldrow is an accomplished Marine, a self-defense instructor and a church-going mentor to young people,” said Michael Stark, Mr. Muldrow’s attorney.  “Now, because of Maryland’s outdated, and possibly unconstitutional gun laws, he faces jail as if he were every bit as criminally-minded as Mr. Henderson, rather than the selfless hero for his country and his friends that he proved himself to be”. 

For more information or to schedule an interview with Mr.  Muldrow, please contact Kevin McVicker at Shirley & McVicker Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or kmcvicker@shirleyandmcvicker.com