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Life in prison for gang member who killed 15-year-old on July 4 in Harford County

Posted at 1:37 PM, Oct 04, 2021

BEL AIR, Md. — Life plus 45-years.

That's the prison sentence for a bloods gang member who shot and killed 15-year-old Khalil Johnson back on July 4, 2019, in Edgewood.

Rahzir Meyers, 20 of Abingdon, was convicted by a Harford County jury last October.

Prosecutors said Meyers' 400 Tree Top Piru gang had been feuding with a subset of the Crips gang at the time of the murder.

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At the crime scene, investigators recovered multiple bullet casings and a laser gun attachment with Meyers' DNA on it.

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Rahzir Meyers was charged in the murder of Khalil Johnson in Edgewood on July 4.

“As this complex prosecution and today’s sentence shows, we will use every tool and every resource at our disposal to eradicate brutal and senseless acts of gang violence and hold offenders accountable through lengthy prison sentences,” said Albert J. Peisinger, Jr., State’s Attorney for Harford County.