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Baltimore man charged with murder in fatal December shooting at Fells Point bar

The Baltimore Sun

A 48-year-old Baltimore man turned himself in to police Monday in connection with a fatal shooting at a Fells Point bar in December.

Police issued a warrant in December for Phillip Stanley West of the 3200 block of Westmont Ave. in connection with the killing of Rodney Steven Beamon Jr. of Cincinnati.

Investigators used eyewitness accounts, footage from city security cameras and the victim's phone contacts to identify West as the alleged shooter.

In charging documents, police describe how West and Beamon were allegedly seen playing pool Dec. 21 at the Blarney Stone Pub in the 700 block of S. Broadway.

The men allegedly walked outside the bar, stood next to a silver Lexus and then began shoving each other, which police said was captured on a city security camera and seen by a witness at the bar.

At one point, West was seen putting something into the car. The two then returned back inside the bar to the pool table. About five minutes later West allegedly pulled out a 9 mm handgun and shot Beamon multiple times, according to the charging documents.

Beamon was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.

After the shooting, police recovered bullet casings and three glasses out of which the men had been drinking. At the hospital, police also recovered Beamon’s phone, passport, about $3,200 cash and several receipts for money wire transfers.

Investigators, along with agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, served a warrant later that day at the Get It Inn 2, a Jamaican restaurant at 2112 Fleet St.

West, who turned himself in to police Monday around 2 p.m., is charged with first- and second-degree murder and other charges related to use of a firearm, according to court records. No attorney is listed as representing West.

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This story has been updated to include information from charging documents for Phillip Stanley West.

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