Teenagers accused of killing Israeli in Baltimore
Two minors and an 18-year-old have been charged with first degree murder in the murder of a 31-year-old Israeli who was visiting relatives in Baltimore last month
BALTIMORE – Two minors and an 18-year-old have been charged with first degree murder in the murder of a 31-year-old Israeli who was visiting relatives in Baltimore last month.
Baltimore Police said William Clinton III, 18, along with a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were being held without bail in the fatal shooting of Efraim Gordon on May 3. He was shot several times in what police said appeared to be theft.
The Baltimore Sun reports that Gordon had traveled from Israel to Baltimore for a week-long visit to attend his cousin’s wedding. When he was shot dead in the Glen neighborhood, he was walking back to his aunt and uncle’s house, Councilor Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer previously said.
“Countless people” have provided information and doorbell camera footage, Schleifer said in an interview.
Gordon’s family raised $ 61,000 to return Gordon’s body to Israel and offer a reward of $ 30,000 for tips leading to an arrest. In an update on the fundraising page, organizers said Gordon “was buried with respect.”
“No family should be forced to endure the excruciating pain of losing a loved one to gun violence,” Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement.
The city has recorded 141 homicides so far this year, according to police.
Court records did not identify an attorney for Clinton who could comment on his behalf.