Two members of the East Side Bounty Hunters sect of the Bloods gang have pleaded guilty in Baltimore Circuit Court to their role in the September 2006 killing of a fellow gang member, city prosecutors said yesterday.
Judge Robert B. Kershaw sentenced Earl Bazemore, 20, known as "Killer B," of the 2500 block of E. Fayette St. to life in prison, suspending all but 40 years, and to five years of probation upon his release. According to prosecutors, Bazemore shot Andrew Levi Jackson, 26, once in the back of the head and then twice more.
Jackson, who was a lieutenant in the L-Set of the Bloods, was killed because he was "false flagging," or misrepresenting, his status in the gang, witnesses said.
Prosecutors said Victor Miller, 21, of the 2000 block of Eutaw St. was Bazemore's lookout. Miller, known as ".40 Cal," pleaded guilty Jan. 7 to conspiracy to commit murder and a handgun charge. Kershaw sentenced Miller to 50 years in prison, suspending all but 25 years, and to five years of probation.
Police found Jackson's body in the 3200 block of Mount Royal Terrace, near Whitelock Street. According to witnesses, Bazemore and Miller were "tasked" with Jackson's murder as punishment for violating the Bloods' code. Two days after Jackson's body was found, police stopped Bazemore and Miller and recovered a gun from their car. A ballistics test matched the gun recovered from the car with the bullets recovered during Jackson's autopsy, prosecutors said.