For Immediate Release: 11/17/17
Northwest Baltimore — Damon Alexander was convicted of two counts of first degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder, and several handgun charges. Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Stock prosecuted the case.
On November 30, 2016 at approximately 6:00 p.m., police responded to a call for a shooting at a business located in the 2900 block of Garrison Boulevard. Upon arrival, six victims were located throughout the store and parking lot area. Davon Dozier was found dead directly in front of the entrance to the convenience store; Troy Smothers was located near him and transported to Shock Trauma where he was pronounced deceased at 6:58pm. Two additional victims were located near the store, and the remaining two victims were located within a few blocks.
Investigation revealed that several of the victims were standing in a group outside the store when Alexander approached from around the corner and started shooting at the group — striking all of them and the two others who were also outside the store. Alexander then directed his attention to Dozier, shooting him several more times while standing on top of him.
Witnesses were interviewed and gave accounts of the shooting consistent with video surveillance that captured the incident. A witness was shown a photo array, and positively identified Alexander as the shooter.
Alexander gave a denial statement when he was arrested. He claimed he was somewhere else at the time of the murder. Authorities analyzed cell site information from Alexander’s phone and determined he was near the location of the shooting.
“Such violence will not be tolerated on the streets of Baltimore,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “As ASA Stock did in this case, we will do all we can to obtain justice for the victims of the senseless violence of which we all are sick and tired. I hope that the public can take solace in the fact that this defendant will likely never walk freely among us ever again.”
Alexander faces four life sentences plus 198 years in prison. He is scheduled for sentencing on February 2, 2018.