For Immediate Release 9/7/2017
Northwest Baltimore— Damon Stansbury was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Nathan Walker, Jr.
Assistant State’s Attorney Kurt Bjorklund prosecuted the case.
On April 22, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police were called to the 3400 block of Reisterstown Road in Northwest Baltimore’s Park Circle neighborhood, where Officer Christopher Nunn discovered Walker suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Walker was later pronounced dead, and an autopsy concluded that he was shot seven times—including three wounds to the head.
According to a witness, Walker was walking along Reisterstown Road when he was confronted by Stansbury, who opened fire on the victim. Walker returned fire. Both men were struck in the exchange.
At some point during the altercation, an accomplice of Stansbury picked up his gun, walked over to Walker, and shot him several times at close range. The accomplice then took Stansbury to Sinai Hospital for treatment.
Stansbury was previously convicted of first degree assault in 2009 for striking his ex-girlfriend in the head with an aluminum baseball bat.
“The thoughtless display of violence on our streets sincerely troubles me,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. "Enough is enough. The retaliatory violence in this city must stop, and this administration will not rest until it does. So, to those who perpetrate violence in our city, we will do all we can to get you off and keep your off our streets for as long as possible.”