Tyshon Lateek Jones, the man accused of shooting a Silver Spring man to death in a robbery that turned violent, could spend the rest of his life in jail if found guilty of murder in his trial that starts this week.
According to police, Jones was one of four people who were walking in the Briggs Chaney area on Aug. 21, 2010 when they bumped into Julian Kelly, 27, shortly after Kelly got off a bus on Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring.
Authorities said the four men had tried to rob Kelly, and that when he resisted, they beat him and shot him four times. He died of the injuries two weeks later, in September 2010.
Jones — believed to be the actual shooter in the incident — fled, and wasn’t found until he was arrested in March in Tennessee and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
Shamire Moore of New Carrollton and Charles Baxter and Khalil Fields, both of Briggs Chaney, were also charged in the crime.
In December 2011, Moore was convicted of second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault. Charges against Fields were later dropped, and Baxter was acquitted of the charges he faced.
In 2010, the Gazette reported that the men had been associated with the “38 Mob”, a local gang.