A bail hearing for the man accused of gunning down Sharie Plunkett’s son left her shaking, but Plunkett said she had to be there.
“How do you deal with a death — a senseless death on top of that?” Plunkett asked.
Prosecutors say Angelo Tolbert, 20, and four other men were driving around in a rival gang’s territory, looking for someone to shoot. They found Plunkett’s 16-year-old son, Montrell Wiseman, and Desjuha Wilkinson near 21st and Binney Streets.
Prosecutors said Tolbert shot them, killing Montrell and critically injuring Desjuha, 16.
The teens didn’t do anything wrong, authorities said. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A judge on Monday ordered Tolbert held without bail in the Douglas County Jail. He faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony.
Also charged in connection with the shooting were Francis Cayou, 38, Matthew G. Saunsoci, 26, Adam Gamble, 24, and Joshua M. Vanackeren, 22.
Prosecutors said the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force found Tolbert in a hotel room rented by 21-year-old Nikole Gamble.
Gamble is charged with being an accessory to a felony. Bail for Gamble, whose attorney said is a certified nursing assistant, was set at $250,000.
About 10 members of Montrell’s family who attended the hearing said the judge should have set higher bail for Gamble and for the four men allegedly in the car with Tolbert. Their bails are between $300,000 and $2 million.
“These are grown men,” Plunkett said. “My son was 16.”
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