BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Bail was revoked for Phillip West, a man charged in a Fells Point bar murder in December.
West, who was released on bail in January, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Rodney Beamon Jr.READ MORE: Maryland Department of Health Unveils New Resource For Young People Coping With Violence
Beamon’s family and community were outraged that West was let out on bail.
“To hear it over the media that he’s out the next day, how heartbreaking was that? It was ok to shoot my brother and go home and sleep with your wife and children. My brother cannot do that anymore,” Deborah Beamon said.
West, 48, and Beamon, 32, reportedly got into an argument while inside a bar in the 700 block of S. Broadway on Dec. 21, but it then spilled outside.READ MORE: Howard County Schools Looking To Fill Nearly 800 Job Openings
Eventually, the two men went back inside, where officers said West pulled a gun and opened fire, killing Beamon, from Cincinnati, Ohio.
West was at large for almost a month before turning himself in.
It’s not clear if West is back in police custody.MORE NEWS: Hogan Awards $122.5M To Police Agencies For Wages, Equipment