For Immediate Release 10/25/2016
On Monday, James Shaw Jr. was convicted by a Baltimore City jury for the second degree murder of Steven Krug. Shaw was also convicted of using a handgun in a crime of violence.
Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Seidel prosecuted the case.
Krug was murdered on August 9, 2015 in the 4700 block of Gwynn Oak Avenue in West Baltimore’s Central Forest Park neighborhood. First responders found Krug suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died.
After canvassing the area for witnesses and additional evidence, investigators found video surveillance footage that captured some of the incident on camera.
"I was very pleased to see how forthcoming people in this community were with information,” said Seidel. “Cooperating witnesses coupled with the surveillance video were instrumental in ensuring this defendant did not get away with murder.”
Shaw Jr. told investigators that he was at the scene of the crime the night the murder occurred. He was later identified by witnesses via photo array.
"This is one less killer on the streets of Baltimore,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “The defendant is facing a maximum of 50 years in prison to think about his senseless actions.”
Shaw Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced on January 27, 2017.