25-year-old woman shot, killed in Baltimore County was witness in fatal shooting case, attorney says

A 25-year-old woman who was a witness to a fatal shooting in Towson — according to an attorney involved in the case — was shot multiple times and killed Thursday night in Overlea.

Baltimore County police say Tracey Elizabeth Carrington, of Essex, and a friend were getting into a parked car after leaving S&S Lounge at the 6900 block of Belair Road at around 8:40 p.m. when an unknown suspect walked up and began shooting at Carrington, striking her multiple times.

The suspect then left the scene in a dark-colored vehicle, police said.

Carrington was pronounced dead at the scene. Her friend was not injured during the shooting, police said.

Police have not announced any arrests.

Carrington was being called as a prosecution witness in the killing of Stanley B. Brunson Jr., 29, and Shameek Davone Joyner, 28 at a Towson apartment complex in April, according to Warren Brown, an attorney representing one of two men charged in the incident.

Norwood Thomas Johnson Jr., 29, and Nyghee Nicholas Johnson, 21, who are brothers, are charged in the April 8 killing at the 20 Lambourne Apartments.

Police allege that Brunson and Joyner had gone to the unit to meet with the Johnson brothers regarding a potential drug transaction.

Both Brunson and Joyner died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. Brunson also suffered injuries to his upper body.

The Johnson brothers were released in April after posting bail — $75,000 for Nyghee Johnson and $150,000 bond for Norwood Johnson — and were required to wear an ankle bracelet to track their whereabouts, Brown said. He said both remain on home detention.

Both men have motions hearings scheduled in November and a trial scheduled for January 15.

Investigators do not believe at this time that the April 8 killings and the shooting death of Carrington are connected, according to a source close to the investigation.

The shooting is being investigated as a targeted crime “because no robbery or other crime was committed during the shooting and the victim’s friend was unharmed,” police said.

The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate the incident.

Carrington is a former basketball player for Morgan State University, where she majored in sociology, according to Morgan’s website. Carrington played two seasons, and was named team captain in the 2012-13 season, averaging 10.7 points per game.

She also played basketball at Dundalk High School and, as a senior, was named an all-metro first-team pick by The Baltimore Sun.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or have any additional information contact police at 410-307-2020.

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