BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore County man was convicted of murder Monday in the death of a man who was fatally stabbed last year outside an Essex bar, authorities said.
Shawn Parks, 33, of Reisterstown, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Roger Paul Walker, Jr., a 25-year-old man who was stabbed multiple times and had his throat slit following an August 2020 dispute at Brewers Landing Bar and Grill.READ MORE: Holiday Traveling Should Be Done Early As COVID Still Affects Travel Says AAA
In a statement, State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger praised the work of Baltimore County Police and prosecutors in seeking justice for “this senseless and completely unjustifiable act of violence.”
Police were called to a stabbing at the bar on Woodrow Avenue in Essex about 1:41 a.m. Aug. 30, 2020, where they found Walker suffering from stab wounds to his chest, back and forearm, WJZ previously reported. The 25-year-old’s throat was slit.READ MORE: Morgan Student Shot During Homecoming Weekend Expected To Make Full Recovery
Walker was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police learned that Walker and Parks had both been drinking and had gotten into a dispute. Surveillance video and witnesses indicated that when Parks left the bar, he approached Walker in the parking lot and then attacked him with a knife.MORE NEWS: Ravens’ 5-Game Winning Streak Ends Amid Flurry Of Mistakes
Sentencing for Parks has been scheduled for Dec. 3. It’s unclear how much time he could face in prison.