The man law enforcement authorities say is responsible for the 2014 shooting death of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott pleaded guilty in federal court today.
While entering his plea, Terrell Plummer, 29, said he was the person who pulled the trigger for the fatal bullet that shot the young girl as she was playing on a porch in Waverly on Aug. 1, 2014. The bullet was intended for a rival gang member. Plummer's co-defendant, 25-year-old Tyrone Jamison, said he supplied the gun used in the shooting.
Plummer and his co-defendant Tyrone Jamison, 25, both pleaded guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy. They were federally indicted with several other members of the Old York Money Gang, a group that ran the drug trade throughout Waverly.
Beginning in October of 2016, the ATF and Baltimore City Police began an investigation into the gang, making undercover purchases of crack cocaine and heroine from members. According to the pleas of Plummer, Jamison, and other gang members, the group sold drugs throughout the Waverly area, carrying guns to enforce their territory and violently expel OYMG rivals and antagonists.
In the summer of 2014, Plummer and other OYMG members were involved in a dispute with men from another neighborhood. After three of those men entered the gang's territory to support a female friend engaged in a fight with the sister of a OYMG member on July 30, 2014, Plummer and his compatriots assaulted the men, stabbing one.
On Aug. 1, 2014, the men returned, driven by a woman in white 1999 Mercedes SUV, and confronted Plummer and OYMG members. As the Mercedes made its third lap around the block, Plummer fired at the vehicle, striking one passenger in the forehead. Errant shots struck two other victims, a man who was grazed in the chin and wrist, and the fatal bullet that killed Elliott.
If the court accepts both pleas, Plummer will face 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on Feb. 1, 2019; Jamison will face 150 months when he is sentenced on Feb. 9.