Man in custody charged in two more deaths

Kevin Simpson accused of killing two juveniles, one man during days of violence

  • Kevin Simpson is shown in this police photo.
Kevin Simpson is shown in this police photo. (Baltimore Police )
June 13, 2014|By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun

Kevin Simpson, already in custody for allegedly killing 12-year-old Shanizya Taft in a car crash, was also charged Friday with killing a teenager and another man in unrelated shootings.

Baltimore Police charged Simpson, 20, with two counts of murder, attempted murder, assault and firearm offenses linked to the two cases.

Police allege Simpson is responsible for the death of 27-year-old Martel Jackson, who they found on May 24 behind a Citgo gas station in the 2300 block of Frederick Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at an area hospital.

They also have charged Simpson with killing 16-year-old Oscar Torres, who they found in the unit block of S. Mount Street with a gunshot wound to his head. He also later died of his injuries at a local hospital. A 27-year-old man with Torres was also shot in the head but is expected to survive.

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