Man Gets Life For New Year’s Eve Murder at Baltimore Bar

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Yesterday, Jordan Moody, 31, was sentenced to a total of Life plus 35 years for a shooting outside Robbies Nest bar on E. North Avenue that resulted in the death of Keith Patterson. On October 17, 2019, Moody was found guilty of 1st degree murder, 1st degree attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and related gun charges.

Division Chief of the Major Investigations Unit, Patrick Seidel, prosecuted this case.

Around 1:00 a.m. on December 31, 2016, Baltimore City Police were dispatched for a shooting on the 2200 block of E. North Avenue. Upon arrival, they found victim Keith Patterson lying on the ground suffering from a total of seven gunshot wounds. The preliminary investigation and examination of surveillance video footage determined that Patterson was accompanied by a female companion, Kecia Liverpool, whom he was seated with at the bar. Minutes prior to the shooting, Patterson left Liverpool at the bar and went outside. Moody assumed Patterson’s seat and began engaging with Liverpool. Patterson got in a verbal altercation with Moody after returning inside the bar. Subsequently, Patterson exited the bar via the front door and Moody exited via the side door.

Once both men were outside the bar, Moody displayed a handgun and Patterson returned inside the bar and became involved in a physical altercation with another patron. The fight migrated to outside of the bar before concluding. Shortly after the fight stopped, Patterson started walking westbound on North Avenue when Moody began shooting at him and another individual who fled. Patterson was struck and fell to the ground where Moody approached him and continued to shoot. Moody then fired at both Liverpool and another individual, who were standing at the front of the bar entrance. Bullets penetrated the front door of the bar, the security glass between the vestibule and the bartender area, and a liquor bottle on the shelf. Moody fled on foot to Patterson Park Avenue with his gun still in his possession.

An anonymous tip, video surveillance footage, and photo arrays conducted with witnesses on the scene, led to the arrest of Moody.

“This brazen killing not only took the life of Mr. Patterson, but endangered numerous other lives in the process,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “The courage that witnesses had to come forward with information ultimately led to justice in this tragic shooting.”

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