For Immediate Release 7/21/2017
East Baltimore—Nathaniel Green, 32, was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences plus 60 years for the murder of Sheila Jordan and the attempted murders of two others during a shooting incident in February of 2016.
Assistant State's Attorney Sheryl D.H. Atkins prosecuted this case.
On Friday, February 19, 2016, an officer responded to a call regarding a shooting at a home on the 2300 block of Aiken Street. Upon his arrival, he observed a woman, lying face-down on the sidewalk, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The victim was later identified as 60-year-old Shelia Jordan.
As the officer approached the residence, he observed another woman, also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, lying between a fence and the property's front steps. A third individual, who was located inside the house where he ran after being shot, advised the officer that he had been hit in the groin area. Medics arrived and transported the three victims to Johns Hopkins Hospital and The University of Maryland Medical Center. Jordan was pronounced deceased and her death was ruled a homicide. The other two victims were treated for their non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation revealed that the shooting stemmed from a neighborly dispute the day before. Multiple witnesses from the neighborhood identified Mr. Green as the individual who committed the shootings.
The defendant was found guilty of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first- and second-degree murder, as well as use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. Judge Charles Peters sentenced the defendant to serve three consecutive life sentences in prison for the murder and attempted murders, and sentenced him to 60 consecutive years for his use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.
"A life is invaluable, and no one should ever take that of another, especially not for a petty dispute among neighbors," said State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. "This defendant took matters into his own hands, killing Ms. Jordan and severely risking the lives of others, and because of the brave members of this community, he will never live freely in society again."