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Man charged with first degree murder for May 2020 shooting in West Baltimore community

Posted at 7:51 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 19:51:15-05

BALTIMORE — The State's Attorney's Office (SAO) indicted a 25-year-old man for the deadly shooting of Tyrone McCray-Bey Jr. on May 23, 2020.

Andrew Harvey Jr. has been charged with:

1. First Degree Murder – Life
2. Use of Firearm in crime of violence – 20 years, first 5 years without parole
3. Possession of Firearm after being previously convicted of a crime of violence – 15 years, first 5 years without parole
4. Conspiracy to commit first degree murder that resulted in the death of victim – Life.

If convicted of all charges, Harvey faces a maximum of life plus 35 years.

The investigation revealed that on May 23, 2020, at about 2:04 P.M., Western District BPD Patrol Officers responded to the 1500 block of N. Pulaski Highway for a "Shot Spotter" alert of rounds being discharged from a firearm.

Court documents detail that while en route, BPD Officers were redirected to a reported shooting in the 2100 block of Baker Street where officers located the victim, later identified as Tyrone McCray-Bey, Jr. suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds.

Medical assistance was requested, but the victim was pronounced dead.

An autopsy of the victim was performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which revealed that the cause and manner of death of the victim was a homicide by multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives were able to obtain information from witnesses paired with video surveillance recovered from the area that allegedly revealed that two men were seen fleeing from the residence immediately after the gunshots rang out.

According to court documents, the same two individuals were allegedly also captured on video footage before and after the shooting walking towards and away from the direction of 2100 Baker Street.

DNA testing and analysis allegedly confirmed Andrew Harvey, Jr. as the individual matching the blood trail from the scene.

The investigation also revealed that Harvey also has a prior conviction for a crime of violence, which prohibits him from possessing a firearm.