Reporting Mike Schuh
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Police are hoping for a breakthrough in a murder at a troubled carryout in Waverly.
As Mike Schuh reports, this is the second robbery and murder to happen while a customer waited for his food.
Surveillance video from inside the carryout shows Freddie Jones waiting for his order. In just a few seconds, he would be shot to death. Police are looking for four men in the video, as they are now all wanted for murder.
“The victim was approached by these suspects, he resisted the initial robbery and that’s when he was shot,” Det. Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore Police Department said.
The guy in the hoodie reaches into Jones’ pocket for his wallet. It goes to the ground, and a gun comes out. Police stop the video at this point.
It happened at 6:45 p.m. on Halloween, as the 52-year-old bus driver getting something to eat before going to work.
“I just wonder how people can kill anyone, but my father was a wonderful man,” Freddie Jones’ daughter Devita Jones said.
Killed, his wife says, over $13.
“For $13 you took a good man, a father, a good husband, friend. And I hope you pay for what you done,” Freddie Jones’ wife Chrystal Jenkins-Jones said.
But first, police need to catch the killers.
So about 20 detectives fanned out, flyers in hand, knocking and working the area around the carryout. Their message: Saw something? Say something.
The Yau Brothers Carryout has been the site of two murders in two years and other shootings. The city is researching if time is up for this neighborhood business.
“And I’m also asking the police department to look at this location as a candidate for closure under the law,” Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said.
And Freddie Jones’ wife has a message for the murderers.
“You gonna get caught, it’s just a matter of time,” she said.
Metro Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,000 for the killer’s name.
The victim’s family tells WJZ they are still making the funeral arrangements for Freddie Jones.