BALTIMORE (AP) — A jury has found a man guilty in the shooting death of a Baltimore security guard, ending his fourth trial in the case.
The Baltimore Sun reports jurors on Friday found 27-year-old Keith Davis Jr. guilty of second-degree murder for shooting Pimlico security guard Kevin Jones as he walked to work in June 2015. Sentencing was scheduled for November.
Two previous trials ended in mistrials. A third trial led to a conviction that was overturned.
Defense attorneys argued that Baltimore police officers planted a gun on Davis after mistakenly thinking he was armed and chased him before they shot him.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby issued a statement after the verdict saying she hoped Jones’ family “can finally close this gruesome chapter of grief and find their path to healing.”
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com