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Jeremiah Tehohney was sentenced to Life plus three years 

Baltimore, Md. (February 24, 2023) - Yesterday, a Baltimore City judge handed down a Life plus three years sentence to Jeremiah Tehohney, who was involved in a quadruple shooting in March of 2020 that resulted in the death of Anthony Covington and non-fatal injuries to three other male victims. Assistant State’s Attorney Rita Wisthoff-Ito prosecuted this case.

“This case exemplifies how catastrophic the gun violence is in our city,” said State’s Attorney Ivan J. Bates. “I applaud ASA Wisthoff-Ito for her skillful prosecution of this complex case. I hope this outcome has provided some measure of closure for Mr. Covington’s family and those who survived the horrific events that unfolded in this case. It also sends a clear message to Baltimore's gun violence perpetrators that this office will hold them accountable.”

On March 28, 2020, at approximately 9:39 p.m., Baltimore City Police received a ShotSpotter alert in the area of 1180 Washington Blvd for eight rounds being discharged. A 9-1-1 caller also stated that a shooting had occurred in the 1100 block of Washington Blvd. Upon arrival, officers observed Anthony Covington lying on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers also observed a non-fatal male victim sitting on the front steps of a nearby residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Due to the severity of Mr. Covington’s injuries, officers began to administer aid until paramedics arrived. Mr. Covington was transported to Shock Trauma Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 10:18 p.m. The non-fatal victim was also transported and was subsequently treated and released.

At the scene, BPD detectives were advised by the Southern District dispatcher that two male walk-in shooting victims had arrived at Shock Trauma Hospital. Both victims received treatment and were released from the hospital. One of the victims advised that he was standing in front of the New City Mart with Mr. Covington and the other men when a silver Infinity and a black truck circled the block twice. The Infinity pulled up to the red light at Washington Blvd and Ostend Street when men exited the vehicle and began shooting at the corner toward the victims.

The investigation uncovered private security camera footage which corroborated the victim’s account of what had occurred. Recovered from the crime scene were 14 bullet fragments, 28- 9mm spent shell casings, clothing, marijuana, U.S. currency, and blood.

On March 29th, BPD's Southern District Intelligence Unit found an Instagram account belonging to Mr. Jeremiah Tehohney. A full body image of Tehohney was “posted” to his Instagram page the day before the shootings. The image depicted Mr. Tehohney clad in the exact clothing worn by one of the suspects in the security camera footage. Shortly after the shooting, this image was removed from the Instagram page. During the course of the investigation, a person who knows Mr. Tehohney was located and shown a still photograph that was captured from the surveillance footage. The individual identified Mr. Tehohney as the male in the still photograph with the firearm in his hand. On April 4th. 2020, Mr. Tehohney was located in the 3700 block of Hanover Street and placed under arrest without incident.