The whole thing was captured on surveillance video: A pair of men crept up on their victim and retreated as they let loose a hail of bullets.
It happened in the wee hours of the morning Saturday in an alley way off of the 900 block of North Calhoun St., leaving 31-year-old Antonio "Ownie" McNeil dead in a pool of his own blood.
The victim's father says one of his son's killers was firing an AK 47 assault rifle.
"He doesn't deserve to die like that. Nobody. That's not an animal,” Rudolph McNeil said. “From what I'm hearing, what he was shot with... that's not for a human being. A body can't take that. Closure. Why would you shoot somebody like that. What did he do? Cause I ain't heard nothing that he done."
Three days after his death, Ownie's widow also has seen the video depicting the gunmen in the final moments of his life.
"I saw it this morning. It just showed the guys shooting,” said Shawniece Gallop, “I didn't see him. I'm glad I didn't see that. I didn't want to see that. But seeing that was even just horrible watching it... to see somebody just take somebody's life like that."
With firepower like that on the street and a person who has shown they're willing to use it, police have released the video in hopes that tipsters can help track them down.
"Maybe you don't know their name. Maybe you have just seen them in a certain area. If you might have any information at all, sometimes the smallest tip will lead investigators to the suspects," said Det. Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore City Police Department.
It's a hope shared by Ownie's family after an outpouring of sympathy for a man who was gunned down with no mercy.
"The candlelight spoke for itself that he had millions of friends and family and that's not even the funeral yet,” the victim’s father said. “But my thing is, if he had millions of friends and family, somebody will come forward. Somebody will come forward."
If you recognize anyone in that video or have any information that could help police, you can call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.