Two Baltimore men charged in fatal shooting in Owings Mills

Witness was also shot but survived, police say

June 17, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two Baltimore men are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 29-year-old man during a robbery in Owings Mills on Friday night, police said.

A woman who witnessed the killing of Donnie A. Joy Jr. was also shot but survived, police said. She was not identified yesterday because she is expected to testify against the suspects at trial.

Reginald Jermall Manning, 22, of the 700 block of Allendale St. and Larry Ervin Jackson, 19, of the 5600 block of St. Mary's St. were arrested Sunday morning in Owings Mills near the sight of the killing, police said. They were not charged in the shooting of the witness.

Each had a loaded 9 mm handgun when he was arrested, according to charging documents filed in District Court in Towson.

Detectives said two men got into the back seat of Joy's car about 10:45 p.m. Friday near Pleasant Hill and Reisterstown roads, pulled out handguns and announced a robbery.

Police allege the two men shot Joy, of the 700 block of Edgewood St. in Southwest Baltimore, left his body in a parking lot, picked through his pockets to steal his money and then took his car. Officers were looking for Joy's missing silver 1996 Lincoln Continental yesterday, said Officer Shawn Vinson, a county police spokesman.

The suspects knew Joy and knew he carried a lot of cash, Vinson said.

Vinson said the shooting was not drug-related.

Court records show Jackson is scheduled to appear in District Court in Towson on July 3 on a marijuana possession charge.

Manning has served jail time for robbery, assault, drug possession and probation violations, according to court records.

He was released in January after spending a month in jail for second-degree assault, court documents show.

No trial date has been set for the murder charges. Manning and Jackson are being held without bail.

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