Baltimore man convicted of murder in drive-by shooting

26-year-old shot two men, one fatally, at stoplight in Dolfield

September 05, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A 26-year-old Baltimore man was convicted of first-degree murder by a jury Tuesday in the fatal drive-by shooting of another man in the city's Dolfield neighborhood last year, according to prosecutors.

Timothy L. Kittrell, who is listed as living in the 2100 block of Walbrook Avenue and as having multiple aliases in court records, was also found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and five handgun counts in the incident, in which he pulled up to another vehicle and opened fire, prosecutors said.

According to prosecutors, Isaiah Roane, 29, and Donte Martin, now 20, were waiting in a vehicle at a stoplight in the 3500 block of Dolfield Avenue on Sept. 7, 2011, when Kittrell pulled next to them in a van and fired multiple rounds into their vehicle, injuring them both.

Kittrell then pulled off and sideswiped another vehicle before leaving the scene, prosecutors said. The person driving the vehicle that was struck noted the van's license plate, and police later found it belonged to Kittrell's girlfriend, prosecutors said.

Kittrell told police he had the van at the time of the incident, prosecutors said.

On Sept. 20, Roane died of his injuries. Martin eventually recovered after a lengthy hospital stay, prosecutor said.

Kittrell's trial lasted three days. He now faces a maximum sentence of two consecutive life terms plus 63 years in prison, prosecutors said.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 11.

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