BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 14-year-old boy was charged within the deadly capturing of 15-year-old Jaileel Jones in Baltimore final week.
In keeping with the charging paperwork, the teenage suspect shot Jaileel within the head.
When police arrived on the scene within the 5100 block of Chalgrove Avenue on the night of March 4, Jones was discovered on a sofa in the lounge.
He was taken to an space hospital for remedy however died on March 6.
“That is really a tragic incident for the sufferer, suspect and all of their family members, who at the moment are negatively impacted and are left with the trauma of this mindless act of violence,” stated BPD Commissioner Michael Harrison in a press release to the press. “Previous to this incident, members of our Northwest District had been working alongside Mr. Jones in serving to him discover employment and different pathways away from crime. We should proceed to work day-after-day and even more durable to disrupt the violence that’s tearing our communities and households aside, to incorporate our youth. Our division is dedicated to working alongside all of these in Baltimore to interrupt the cycle of violence and produce to justice people who want to trigger hurt in our metropolis.”
Investigators discovered a 1.25 shell casing on the lounge ground on the scene.
Witnesses had been interviewed and recognized Damonyae Malone because the suspect.
Malone is being charged as an grownup with first- and second-degree homicide.
“Our sufferer on this case was arguing with a 14-year-old male, and sadly sufficient, as we see all too usually right here in Baltimore, this 14-year-old suspect determined to take issues to the subsequent degree by ending this battle in gunfire,” Baltimore Police Detective Donny Moses stated.
In a press launch, Baltimore Police stated the 2 teenagers knew one another and the capturing stemmed from an argument.
Upon being arrested, Malone was transported to Central Reserving and stays in police custody.
“This can be a full tragedy. The lives of two younger males have been devastated by this incident, endlessly impacting two households,” stated Mayor Brandon M. Scott in a press release to the media. “This incident additionally illustrates why we should handle violence with a complete technique — one that doesn’t solely depend on police, however that focuses on investing in our younger folks and offering our communities with significant assist they want.”
Deborah Jordan stated she heard neighbors scream the night time of the capturing.
“These women ran out, up and down the road, saying ‘Assist. No, no. Any individual assist,” Jones stated.
“They should cease these killings, get the weapons off the streets, our youth are dying, and don’t no one care,” she added.
Shanell Little additionally lives alongside the road and noticed the yellow tape blockading the home a number of doorways down from his.
“They’re getting their palms on weapons someway, and I don’t understand how, however they’re getting their palms on them,” Little stated.
Jordan stated she has a message for the youth within the metropolis.
“Don’t be inspired by the streets, don’t be inspired by your mates that aren’t doing the fitting factor. Let anyone know. It’s not snitching, it’s saving a life,” she stated.