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Police: Final suspect in August 27 Baltimore shooting arrested & charged with murder

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 10:15:18-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Police have recently arrested the final suspect that was responsible for a shooting that happened in August.

On August 27, 2020, at around 9:20 p.m., Western District officers were called to the 600 block of Cumberland Street to investigate a fight involving a subject armed with a gun. A City-Watch camera operator witnessed the fight.

When officers arrived, individuals scatted and ran from the scene. However, a short time later, a 32-year-old man, who was seeking treatment, walked into an area hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

Some time later, detectives determined that the shooting occurred during the altercation in the 600 block of Cumberland Street.

Through the course of their investigation detectives were able to identify two suspects.

The first suspect, 30-year-old Rodney Smith, of the 1500 block of N. Strickler Street, was arrested and charged as an accessory on August 31, but the second suspect, 24-year-old Jonathan Kandakai, of the 2800 block of Parkwood Avenue, was arrested on October 19.

After he was transported to the Baltimore City Central Booking Intake Facility, Kandakai was formally charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Firearm use/Felony Violent Crime, as well as other related weapons and assault charges.