Facebook Posts Reveal Near-Deadly Train Fight, Alleged Murder Victim

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Still from video of train fight.
Still from video of train fight.

Alongside cat pics and rants from crazy relatives, Facebook is also home to raw evidence of a pair of Baltimore crimes this week. A video of two men trying throw a man from a moving subway and a photo that could be a murder victim’s dead body have detectives cruising social media instead of the beat this week. In both cases, the source of the videos remains a mystery.

MTA Police are following up on one video, which went viral after being posted to Facebook last week. The clip shows two men trying to push an older man off a Metro Subway train.

According to WJZ-TV, the fight reportedly started as one of the younger men was trying to hold the train’s door open for his friend near Mondawmin. The older man became angry when the two were holding up the train, and a fight broke out. In a statement, police said the incident happened in July, but was never reported to them.

Baltimore City Police are also looking into a Facebook post of a murder victim’s body. In a strange twist, the suspect was already in jail when the picture was posted.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the picture shows a body wrapped in a sheet and plastic on a basement floor, which is the way that the body of Andre Nicholas¬†was found. The post went up Monday, but Jermaine Jackson, who was Nicholas’ boyfriend, has been in jail for the murder since Sunday.

According to the Sun, Jackson allegedly told his mother he killed his boyfriend in their Northeast Baltimore home because he “wanted him to do something he didn’t want to do.”

The source of the photo, however, has yet to emerge. Detectives speculated that an acquaintance got ahold of Jackson’s phone, and posted it. Wherever the evidence came from, it’s no longer publicly accessible. On Monday afternoon, the photo was deleted.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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