The investigation of Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota’s murder took a new turn this week after police say an unknown assailant killed a person of interest in the case.
Scoota, known off-stage as Tyriece Travon Watson, was murdered at the beginning of the summer as he was driving away from a charity basketball game at Morgan State University. He had organized the event as a call for peace on Baltimore’s streets, but was gunned down blocks away in his car in Northeast Baltimore.
Police had released surveillance footage of the van carrying the suspect, who was said to have donned a red bandana and shot Watson at Moravia and Harford Roads.
Watson’s manager, 24-year-old Trayvon Lee, aka Truz, was shot dead near Druid Hill Park 11 days later. Police have not made any arrests in either of the killings.
They had identified several persons of interest in the case and even recovered the gun they say his killer used. One of them is already in jail, according to police.
However, this past Monday afternoon just before rush hour, one of those individuals, 22-year-old Cortez Mitchell of Glen Burnie, was also murdered, the Sun reports. Officers found him with gunshot wounds in his crashed Lexus three blocks from where a shooter opened fire on his driver’s side window, leaving shattered glass and shell casings at the intersection. Mitchell later died at an area hospital.
Baltimore police spokesperson T.J. Smith previously described the string of events surrounding Watson’s death as a “tennis match of violence.” With Mitchell’s death, the game appears to be ongoing.
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