For Immediate Release: 10/6/2017
Northeast Baltimore — Adrian Brown was found guilty of the second degree murder of Tykim Fisher, as well as use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence.
Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Elizabeth Stock prosecuted the case.
The verdict was delivered in a re-trial from an earlier proceeding in May in which Brown was acquitted of first degree murder, but convicted of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. The original jury hung on the remaining counts.
On August 27, 2016 at approximately 2:30 a.m., police responded to a call for a shooting in the 1300 block of Cliftview Avenue. Upon arrival, they located Tykim Fisher lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Fisher was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Two of Fisher’s family members identified Brown as the shooter, and told Baltimore Police officers that Fisher had been arguing with Brown when Fisher was shot. According to witnesses, Brown pulled out a gun and Fisher withdrew a knife. Fisher was shot, and Brown was cut.
Brown was later located and arrested. While in custody, Brown was advised of his Miranda rights, and he agreed to speak with detectives about the case. During the interview, Brown acknowledged that he was speaking with Fisher, but indicated no argument took place between them. He told investigators that he heard a gunshot, felt pain in his arm, thought he had been shot himself, and ran—not knowing from where the shot came. Brown was cut by Fisher during the course of the shooting.
“I am so proud that ASA Stock was able to deliver the well-deserved justice to Mr. Fisher’s family—and that the second jury saw fit to hold the defendant accountable for his actions,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.“This verdict would not have been possible without the courageous family members who identified Brown as the shooter and testified in court.”
Brown faces 55 years in prison. He is scheduled for sentencing on November 17, 2017.