19-Year-Old Homicide Defendant Acquitted of All Charges After Retrial

Baltimore Courthouse

After less than a day of jury deliberation, Tracy Allen Jones was found not guilty of fatally shooting 21-year-old Davron Dorsey outside the EZ-Shop Grocery store in June 2019.

A jury of 12 announced their verdict on Sept. 12, finding the 19-year-old Baltimore resident not guilty of first-degree murder, firearm use in a felony violent crime, having a handgun on his person, and possession of a firearm as a minor.

The case stemmed from an incident on June 27, 2019, when the prosecution alleged that Jones shot Dorsey twice while riding a fat-tire bicycle along the 3100 block of W. Belvedere Avenue.

Jones and his defense attorney, Michael Tomko, returned to Baltimore City Circuit Court for a retrial last week—nine months after another jury could not reach an unanimous verdict, resulting in a mistrial. Five witnesses also returned to testify during Jones’ second trial, four of whom were officers with the Baltimore Police Department.

Tomko persistently questioned police procedure over the course of his client’s trial, including alleged mismanagement of evidence.

Judge Jennifer Schiffer presided over Jones’ retrial, which lasted three days.