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Prosecutors charge 25-year-old man in fatal May shooting in West Baltimore

Prosecutors charged a 25-year-old Baltimore man Tuesday who they say fatally shot a 43-year-old man in May.

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office said Wednesday in a news release that Andrew Harvey Jr., 25, was indicted and charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a violent crime, possession of a firearm after being previously convicted of a violent crime, and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder that resulted in death. He faces the potential of life in prison plus 35 years.

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On May 23, officers were called to the 1500 block of N. Pulaski Highway for a ShotSpotter alert. While on the way, police were redirected to a reported shooting in the 2100 block of Baker St., prosecutors said.

When officers arrived, they found Tyrone McCray-Bey Jr. suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the first floor of a home in the Easterwood neighborhood in West Baltimore. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“My heart goes out to Mr. McCray-Bey’s family and friends for their tragic loss. Cases like this are far too common for residents in our city and a stark reminder of the unimaginable grief murder leaves behind,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a news release. “My prosecutors along with my victim and witness advocates will continue to provide needed support for the family during this very difficult time as they begin the long journey ahead toward healing.”

Prosecutors said court documents detail cartridge casings and “other items of evidentiary value,” including a trail of blood leading away from the residence and continuing down an adjoining alley toward North Pulaski Street.

Detectives talked with witnesses and obtained surveillance video from the area that appeared to show unknown Black males fleeing immediately after the gunshots rang out, the state’s attorney said. The individuals were also captured on footage before and after the shooting walking toward and away from the block.

Blood from the trail, which was also collected for DNA testing and analysis, matched Harvey’s, prosecutors said.

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