Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend's boyfriend

A 38-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his former girlfriend's new boyfriend in a Southwest Baltimore rowhouse, and a judge sentenced him to life in prison, with all but 45 years suspended.

Dwayne Thompson, of the 500 block of Bloom St. in West Baltimore, was convicted Tuesday in Baltimore Circuit Court of first-degree murder and a handgun violation. The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office said he shot 28-year-old Alvin B. Moore III several times in the chest, back and left arm.

The shooting occurred about 11 a.m. on May 30, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend 2010, inside a rowhouse in the 2100 block of Ramsay St. It was one of three killings that day in Southwest Baltimore's Carrollton Ridge neighborhood, and one of eight shooting deaths across the city over the three-day holiday.

Prosecutors said Thompson unexpectedly went to his ex-girlfriend's house and began "screaming and cursing" at Moore. In a statement, prosecutors said Thompson fired seven shots at the victim, striking him several times. Moore died less than an hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The prosecutors said that no one else inside the house was injured, including six children. One of the children, prosecutors said, was the victim's 6-year-old son.

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