Documents shed light on investigation into Efraim Gordon’s death

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Documents released by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office shed light on the investigation into the May 3 murder of Efraim Gordon, an Israeli man visiting Baltimore for a cousin’s wedding. Last week, three teenagers from Baltimore were arrested in connection to the case.

After reviewing local surveillance footage, detectives investigating the case reported that Gordon’s vehicle could be seen pulling into the 3700 Block of Fords Lane, the charging documents say. A second vehicle drove past the entrance of the 3700 Block of Fords Lane shortly after.

Three suspects are then seen confronting Gordon. One of the suspects points a handgun at Gordon, subsequently walking out of view of the camera. Seconds later the suspects are seen running in the direction of the suspect vehicle.

Two of the fleeing suspects are seen running toward Bancroft Street, while the third suspect enters a Burgundy 2010 Lexus small SUV that had been listed as stolen on April 28, the charging documents say. The suspect vehicle was seen fleeing the area heading eastbound on Fords Lane with at least two additional suspects inside. The third fleeing suspect is seen entering the vehicle while it was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Park Heights Avenue and Fords Lane. The vehicle then turned on to Park Heights Avenue and then on to West Strathmore Avenue.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. on May 3, Baltimore City Police Dispatch notified Detective Ceasar Mohamed of the shooting. Mohamed, along with Detective Seong Koo and Detective/Sargeant Sufian Hassan, responded to the scene, the charging documents say. The officers discovered Gordon in a fetal position. Medics then transported Gordon to Sinai Hospital. Gordon later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. An autopsy found that he had received a single and fatal gunshot wound to the torso and ruled his death to be a homicide caused by a shooting.

At approximately 7:53 pm on May 3, an Officer Pistorio of the Maryland Transportation Authority recovered the stolen Lexus SUV and arrested William Clinton III, who was operating it, the charging documents say. After reviewing surveillance footage and conducting interview with multiple witnesses, investigators determined that Clinton had been in the Lexus SUV, with at least one other suspect.

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