September 6, 2013 – For his role in a murder attempt that left the victim paralyzed from the waist down, Eugene Mickey, 23, was sentenced to 50 years in prison, with all but 20 years suspended, and five years of supervised probation.
On April 13, 2012, at approximately 11:14 p.m., Mickey, Angelo Alexander, and Shaquille Johnson approached the male victim in the 5000 block of Palmer Avenue. Johnson handed a gun to Mickey who in turn passed it to Alexander and instructed him to “get” the victim, according to witnesses. Alexander fired multiple shots at the man.
Investigators recovered two .380 caliber shell casings and one projectile at the scene of the incident. Hospital staff removed one bullet from the victim’s body.
Alexander, 21, pled guilty to attempted first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. He received a sentence of 35 years in prison, 17 of those years suspended, and five years of supervised probation.
A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury convicted Mickey of four counts, including murder conspiracy. The jury also found Johnson guilty of three counts, including conspiracy to commit first-degree assault. Johnson, 19, was sentenced to 25 years, with 15 years suspended, and five years of supervised probation.
Assistant State’s Attorney La Zette Ringgold-Kirksey prosecuted the case.