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Baltimore police searching for person of interest in connection to 2016 killing

Baltimore police on Tuesday released video footage of a man investigators say is a person of interest in the 2016 killing of a teacher's aide.

Police said the unidentified man was seen near where 41-year-old Latrina Ashburne was shot to death outside the home in the 2900 block of Rosalind Ave. in the Cylburn neighborhood on May 27, 2016.

In December, federal authorities charged Davon Carter, of Parkville, in connection with the case.

Federal prosecutors suggested in an indictment that Ashburne was not the intended target, saying that the witness Carter sought to kill is not named. No other details about the circumstances were provided and a police spokesman did not provide additional details Tuesday.

Carter was charged with “intent to retaliate against a witness for providing a law enforcement officer with information relating to the commission and possible commission of a federal offense” and to prevent that person from testifying about the case.

The short video released Tuesday shows a man wearing white sneakers, dark shorts and a dark T-shirt walking down the sidewalk at Nurton and Woodland avenues on the morning of Ashburne’s killing.

Ashburne, a teacher's aide at Francis Scott Key Elementary School, was shot in the upper body as she tried run, according to federal prosecutors. In addition to working with special needs students at the Locust Point elementary school, Ashburne served as an associate pastor at the Kingdom Restoration Center church on York Road, according to a senior pastor at the church.

Anyone with information is asked to call homicides detectives at 410-396-2100 or 2100, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or text a tip to (443) 902-4824.

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