Man found guilty in 2015 murder of Pimlico security officer

Posted at 11:50 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 00:02:05-04

On Tuesday, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City announced the conviction of Keith Davis Jr. for the 2015 murder of Kevin Jones at the Pimlico Race Course.

On June 7, 2015, just before 5 a.m. police were called to the Pimlico Racetrack on Park Heights Avenue for reports of a shooting. Once on scene, the body of Kevin Jones, a security officer for the Maryland Jockey Club working at the track was found. He had been shot 11 times and was suffering from gunshot wounds to his head and torso.     

Five hours later, Police spotted Davis running from the scene of a car accident with a gun just blocks from the murder scene. Police then found Davis in a garage a short distance away. A gun was also found in the area where Davis was hiding. The weapon had Davis’ DNA, fingerprints, and palm prints on the butt of the gun. 

Investigators later determined that Davis' gun was the same firearm used to kill Jones. During the trial, expert testimony using cell phone tower data placed Davis at both crime scenes.

Davis has been convicted of second-degree murder and using a handgun in a crime of violence. He faces up to 50 years in prison. A sentencing date is scheduled for December 10.