For Immediate Release 8/4/2017
West Baltimore— Devon Little was convicted of the first degree murder of Levon Stokes. Additionally, a Baltimore City jury found him guilty of illegally wearing, carrying, or transporting a firearm; as well as using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.
Assistant State’s Attorney Tonya LaPolla prosecuted the case.
On September 24, 2016 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Baltimore Police officers responded to the unit block of South Carey Street in West Baltimore’s Franklin Square neighborhood for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located Stokes suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Shock Trauma where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.
The autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) determined that the victim had been shot in the abdomen, neck, and head. The manner and cause of death was ruled a homicide by shooting.
The investigation revealed that the victim was in his car speaking to two women when Little, who had been standing in an alley across the street, approached the car and began shooting.
“This cold calculated murderer is facing life because he had no regard for human life,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Stokes’ family and loved ones.”
Little, who has a 2011 gun conviction, faces Life in prison for his crimes. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 1, 2017.