Baltimore Police have charged a 20-year-old man in the July killing of Davon Ockimey - and say they have closed a murder case in which they believe Ockimey was the killer.
Antonio Braxton, of the 3800 block of Ridgewood Ave., is charged with first degree murder in the July 2 fatal shooting of Ockimey, 26, in the 4200 block of Pimlico Rd. According to charging documents, Ockimey was walking out of a convenience store in the block when he was shot, and he ran down the street before collapsing in front of a home.
Detectives say that at least one witness identified Braxton as the shooter. Portions of the incident were captured on surveillance video, Detective Michael Moran wrote in court papers. A motive is not listed.
Police have also closed the Nov. 21, 2012 killing of Adonay Garcia-Wilson, 22, in the 2800 block of Boarman Ave. Details were not available, but police can ask prosecutors to allow them to close a case in which the suspect is no longer alive.
A relative of Ockimey, who requested to be identified only as his cousin, "D," said that Ockimey was "no saint" but the family was unaware that he was being looked at for the Boarman Avenue homicide. She said the family has been told that Ockimey was killed in the fallout of a fight in a park, and was not gang-related.
"D" said she wanted justice for Ockimey and no more violence. "Our family is praying for Mr. Braxton," she said. "We don't want retaliation. We want it to stop right here."
Braxton was charged Aug. 20 and indicted Sept. 23. Court records do not list an attorney.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun