Defendant Convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter Faces 45 Years
North Baltimore, Maryland (September 26, 2018) – A jury found Bryan Hannah guilty in the death of Daniel Mullhausen. Hannah was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, use of a firearm in a crime of violence, possession of a handgun, and possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited person.
Assistant State's Attorney Charles Martin Fitzpatrick of the Homicide Unit prosecuted the case.
At approximately 10:04 pm, on December 26, 2017, Baltimore City police officers responded to the 3800 block of Ellerslie Avenue where they found the victim, Daniel Mullhausen, behind the wheel of a damaged vehicle. The victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his back and was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
The shooting was captured by surveillance footage from a neighborhood tavern a block from where police found the victim. The video showed Bryan Hannah inside the tavern, and when interviewed by a Baltimore City police detective, Hannah identified himself on pictures from inside the tavern.
The video also showed the victim’s vehicle pull up outside of the tavern and sit for a few minutes before pulling around to the side of the building. Hannah suddenly charges at the driver’s side of the victim’s car and then proceeds to punch inside of the driver’s side window as the vehicle is attempting to pull away. Once the car escapes, Hannah opens fire on the vehicle, causing it to crash in the 3800 block of Ellerslie Avenue.
The Defendant’s DNA was found on the vials of cocaine recovered from the victim’s car the night the shooting occurred.
“The sale and use of drugs fuels so much violence in our communities, and unfortunately, played a part in this homicide,” said State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “It will take the participation from the greater community to tackle these issues, and I applaud the willingness of the local business owner that shared their surveillance footage. They understood their assistance was integral to our pursuit of justice and helped solidify this conviction.”
The defendant faces a total of 45 years for his crimes. He is scheduled for sentencing on November 28, 2018.
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