BALTIMORE — We first broadcast the surveillance video last week of a man entering the Pizza Man store on Reisterstown Road earlier this month with an unidentified woman, and then drawing his gun at three different customers and shooting them without hesitation.
“He was shooting everybody like here, here and there,” a clerk told us at the time.
49-year-old Nathan Jones turned himself in to police earlier this week and told detectives he shot the victims because he was scared they were going to harm him, but the video suggests the three men never even acknowledged Jones.
“Based on what we saw, we have every reason to believe this is random,” Det. Donny Moses told WMAR 2 News upon the release of the video, “Again, there was no exchange of words. There weren’t even terrible looks. We’ve got no idea… or we have no impression that the suspect knew the victims. They didn’t even speak.”
Police planned to obtain a search warrant for Jones’ home in the Park Plaza Apartments on Fords Lane, a short distance from where he worked at Advanced Auto Parts on Reisterstown Road.
The suspect’s criminal history includes drug and weapons charges, but nothing within the last decade, which makes his apparent unprovoked attack that much more difficult to make sense of.
“Of course, they crossed paths and then when they crossed paths again, the suspect basically followed them and without warning, pulled a gun and opened fire,” said Moses.
Jones now faces a series of charges including counts of First Degree Attempted Murder for each of the victims in the triple shooting.
Jones is being held without bail.
All three victims are expected to survive.
Help detectives identify this October 8th shooter and the woman who was with him. This shooting occurred inside the Pizza Man Restaurant located in the 4300 block of Reisterstown Road. Call BPD Detectives at 410-396-2466, to remain anonymous, call the MCS at 1-866- 7-LOCKUP. pic.twitter.com/rMtDVRRvAJ— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) October 14, 2020