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West Baltimore man indicted for allegedly gunning down a man in Rosemont last month

A city grand jury indicted Andre Preston on murder and gun charges Tuesday, and the 50-year-old West Baltimore man is accused of opening fire on his victim at point-blank range then casually walking away.

Preston, of Midtown-Edmondson, faces life in prison. He’s being held without bail and scheduled for a preliminary hearing next week.

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His attorney, John Cox, said he has not yet received the charging documents.

“My client contends he is not guilty,” Cox said. “We will be going to trial.”

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In the charging documents, Det. David Moynihan wrote that surveillance cameras captured the execution of 30-year-old Gary Wilson in the 3000 block of Normount Court one afternoon last month. Wilson was shot in his neck, chest and right leg.

The detective wrote that witnesses identified the gunman as Preston. Further, Preston was captured on police body camera footage four months earlier wearing a black “Guess” brand jacket — the same jacket worn in the video by Wilson’s killer, the detective wrote.

“The video then shows the suspect shooting the victim with a silver semiautomatic handgun, at point blank range, multiple times,” Moynihan wrote. “The suspect then casually walks away from the crime scene and out of view of the camera.”

The detective offered no motive.

The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office announced the indictment Wednesday.

“This indictment is yet another example of our continued pursuit of justice for the victims of gun violence in our city,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in the statement. “The collaboration between our prosecutors and the Baltimore Police Department is paramount to successfully mitigating these senseless acts.”

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