Police arrest, charge man in connection with shooting Baltimore teenager

Police charged a Baltimore man Friday with multiple counts of murder and assault in connection with the deaths of two people, and shooting another man in the head, according to a release from the department.

Kevin Simpson, 20, is charged with murdering Martel Jackson, 27 and Oscar Torres, 16. Police also believe Simpson shot a 27-year-old man in the head, although the victim is expected to survive. 

Martel was found riddled with gunshot wounds on May 24 at about 1:15 a.m., police noted in the release. Martel later died at the hospital.


Torres was shot in the head on May 26 at about 1:45 a.m. in the unit block of South Mount Street. Torres and the 27-year-old man, unidentified by police, were transported to the hospital. Torres died from his injuries. The other victim is expected to survive. 

Simpson is charged with two counts of murder, attempted murder, assaults and other related charges, according to charging documents.

Simpson remains in custody, held on manslaughter charges from another case. Police believe Simpson stole a Ford Fusion after killing Oscar Torres. 

Police located the stolen sedan a day later. When police attempted to intervene, Simpson drove away, police said in charging documents. Simpson ran a stop sign, crashing into a van and killing 12-year-old Shaniyza Taft. 

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