An Essex man was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 35 years on Wednesday after he killed a man following an altercation on New Year’s Eve 2016, according to the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office.
Jordan Moody, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and other related gun charges in the killing of Keith Patterson.
Patterson, who was 39 when he died, was gunned down after walking away from an altercation that spilled out of Robbie’s Nest, a bar in the 2200 block of East North Ave. Surveillance video showed Moody take Patterson’s seat next to a woman, Kecia Liverpool, who he began chatting up, which is believed to be the start of the fight between the two men, according to a press release.
When Patterson came back to the bar, he and Moody got into a shouting match and both left the bar—Patterson leaving through the front door and Moody leaving through the side door. Once outside, Moody flashed his pistol.
Patterson went back inside and got into another fight with another man, which ended outside the bar,according to the State’s Attorneys Office.
When the fight was over, Patterson walked westbound on North Avenue. That’s when Moody began a shooting rampage. Patterson was struck and fell to the ground. Moody approached Patterson as he was on the ground and fired more shots. In total, Patterson was hit seven times, per the release.
Moody continued shooting, this time taking aim at Liverpool and another person who were standing at the front of the bar’s entrance, according to the State’s Attorneys Office.
Bullets ripped through the front door, the security glass, the bartender area and liquor bottle on the shelf. Moody ran away to Patterson Park Avenue with the gun.
Patterson was the final person killed in Baltimore in 2016—the city’s third deadliest year on record.
An anonymous tip, video surveillance footage, and photo arrays conducted with witnesses , led to Moody’s arrest, according to the State’s Attorneys Office.
“This brazen killing not only took the life of Mr. Patterson, but endangered numerous other lives in the process,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in a press release.
“The courage that witnesses had to come forward with information ultimately led to justice in this tragic shooting.”