Tashawna Jones, 18, and Tyrone Alston, 19, had been dating for two years, but privately, those close to her would later tell police, she was being abused, and was she "ashamed and scared to tell anyone." She was ready to leave him, they said.
Jones didn't get the chance. On Oct. 12, police say Alston shot her in the back of the head at point-black range in the middle of the street in North Baltimore's Harwood neighborhood.
Police say the shooting was captured on surveillance cameras, as was the couple's movements in the moments leading up to the shooting. Police have tape of the pair walking into a McDonald's on Greenmount Avenue, ordering food and sitting down. They then walked to Barclay and E. 27th St., where police say Alston is seen talking to friends.
Jones and Alston continue walking, to Guilford Avenue and E. 26th St., where police say they can be seen talking for several minutes before Alston pulls out a handgun and shoots her in the back of the head.