For Immediate Release: 10/17/17
Northwest Baltimore — Keith Davis Jr. was found guilty by a Baltimore City jury of the second degree murder of Kevin Jones. Davis was also convicted of using a handgun in a crime of violence. Assistant State’s Attorney Andrea Mason prosecuted the case.
On June 7, 2015 police were called for a reported shooting at a parking lot in the 5200 block of Park Heights Avenue at the Pimlico Racetrack just before 5 a.m. Upon arrival they discovered the body of Kevin Jones, a security officer for the Maryland Jockey Club working at the track. He had been shot 11 times — suffering from gunshot wounds to his head and torso.
Five hours after the murder, Davis was observed running from the scene of an auto accident with a gun just blocks from the murder scene. Davis was cornered by police in a garage a short distance away. A gun was recovered in the area where Davis was hiding. The weapon had Davis’ DNA, fingerprints, and palm prints on the butt of the gun.
Investigators later determined that the handgun recovered from the scene was the same firearm used to kill Kevin Jones five hours earlier.
At trial Mason presented expert testimony corroborating cell phone tower data placing Davis at the both crime scenes.
“After meticulous preparation, two trials, and many roadblocks, this case epitomizes my office’s perseverance and willingness to pursue justice for victims and families,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said. “This has been — and was always — about the pursuit of justice for Kevin Jones.”
Davis faces 50 years in prison for his crimes. He is scheduled for sentencing on December 10, 2017.