Police arrest ex-boyfriend in killing of woman

Victim slain in Reservoir Hill, had worked with people with disabilities

May 06, 2011

The ex-boyfriend of a 32-year-old woman who was shot and killed last month in Reservoir Hill has been charged in her death, and Baltimore police said he used a gun taken from his new girlfriend, according to court documents.

Authorities also described how Keenya Jordan was shot outside her house on Lennox Street and left lying face down next to her pocketbook in front of a garage. Police said the shooter then returned and, in front of witnesses, shot Jordan twice more into her head.

Daniel Sullivan, 30, of the 700 block of Vine St., was charged Friday with first-degree murder, assault and several handgun violations, and was ordered held without bail at the city detention center. Police said the suspect had threatened to kill Jordan and himself after she turned down his offer of marriage.

Police had suspected the killing had "possible domestic ties" shortly after Jordan was found dead about 1:15 a.m. April 6. She had moved to Reservoir Hill from Gwynn Oak in November, and had for the past 11 years worked for the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives as a case manager for adults with developmental disabilities.

"She was a wonderful, untiring advocate for our clients," Herbert Hoelter, her boss, said in an interview last month. Her mother, Sidney Washington, said Jordan cooked Thanksgiving dinners for her clients and had arranged trips for them to Las Vegas and Disney World.

Police said Sullivan had been convicted of abusing Jordan in the past and spent time in prison. Two weeks before the killing, police charging documents state, the suspect told Jordan, "If I can't have you, I'm going to kill you and then kill myself."

The court documents say the gun apparently went missing from under the bed of the suspect's new girlfriend during an argument in March, about a month before Jordan was shot.

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