4 city men charged in fatal Jan. 1 shooting

January 23, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Four men have been charged in the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old city man in Rosedale Jan. 1, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

The suspects - all from Baltimore and ranging in age from 18 to 20 - have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. It remains unclear why William Gerome Sinkler, whose body was found in the 5400 block of Hamilton Ave., near Rosedale Shopping Center, was killed, police said.

Being held without bail at the county detention center are Jawan Ivan Goode, 20, of the 700 block of Dr. Benjamin Quarles Place; Michael Edwin Johnson, 18, of the 1000 block of N. Kenwood Ave.; Dominic Tavon Bullock, 18, of the 500 block of N. Highland Ave.; and Korey Stevenson, 19, of the 900 block of N. Linwood Ave.

Witnesses reported seeing a blue Lexus with temporary license plates leaving the scene immediately after the shooting. Sinkler, who lived in the 1700 block of Darley Ave., had been seen getting into the Lexus earlier that day, police said.

On Jan. 8, a city police officer on patrol spotted the Lexus, which police say is owned by Goode's grandparents.

Goode also matched the description of one of the suspects, according to charging documents filed in District Court.

He and the three other suspects were arrested Jan. 7 in the city on armed robbery charges, police said.

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