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Bail revoked for man charged in Fells Point murder

Posted: 1:47 PM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 13:49:50-04
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BALTIMORE — Bail has been revoked for a man charged with a murder in Fells Point at the request of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's office.

Phillip West is accused of shooting and killing Rodney Beamon in a Fells Point bar in December 2018. He is charged with first and second-degree murder as well as gun charges.

In January, Judge Michael Studdard set his bail at $100,000 and ordered he stay home on electronic monitoring.

The City State's Attorneys office filed a motion to revoke bail arguing that West is a flight risk and a threat to public safety.

The city state's attorney's office says the evidence against West is “overwhelming” and that several witnesses observed him “publicly execute” the victim.

Through interviews with employees, bar patrons, and video footage, police learned Beamon was killed inside the Blarney Stone Pub. Police said Beamon and West had been arguing inside the bar. They continued their altercation outside of the bar, and, at some point after going back inside the pub, West allegedly shot Beamon.

The shooting happened on December 21, 2018 and West turned himself in to police on January 14.