2nd man sought in witness shooting Victim hit 4 times, is now paralyzed

November 28, 1992|By Michael James | Michael James,Staff Writer

BALTIMORE CITY — Police are looking for a second suspect in Monday's shootin of a man who was critically injured at his East Baltimore home, just two days before he was to have testified at a murder trial.

Warren W. McKesson, 38, of the 1200 block of N. Eden St. has been charged in a warrant with attempted murder in the #F shooting of Barry Davis, 21, of the 2200 block of Cecil Ave.

L Mr. Davis was shot four times as he entered his home Monday.

He is now paralyzed and in serious condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said they believe Mr. Davis was shot because he was due to testify in a murder trial scheduled to begin Wednesday in Baltimore Circuit Court.

The trial would have involved three men charged with first-degree murder in the drug-related slaying of Lionel Wayne Rogers on June 6.

The men facing trial in the Rogers murder are Keith Eugene Harper, 22; Thyon A. Greene, 22; and Deshean Carroll, 19, all of whom are charged with first-degree murder.

All three are being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center.

Mr. McKesson is Mr. Carroll's uncle, according to police.

Mr. McKesson is believed to have wanted to kill Mr. Davis so he couldn't testify against his nephew, police said.

Police said that on the night Mr. Davis was shot, Mr. McKesson waited for the victim with Mr. Harper and a third man.

Mr. Davis was gunned down in the vestibule of his home, police said.

Mr. Harper, who had been free on bail in the June shooting, turned himself in to police the day after the shooting of Mr. Davis.

The third man in the Davis shooting has not been identified and is still at large, police said.

Homicide detectives said Mr. McKesson's nickname is "Stone" and he is known to mingle near Bond and Oliver streets and Holbrook and Hoffman streets.

Police said Mr. McKesson is believed to be armed. Anyone with any information is asked to call homicide officers at 396-2100.

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