A man was sentenced on Friday to 60 years in prison with two decades suspended for a double shooting that killed a 17-year-old girl in Baltimore.

Andre Bailey, 27, of Madison-Eastend, pleaded guilty in Baltimore Circuit Court to second-degree murder, use of a handgun during the commission of a crime of violence and illegal possession of a regulated firearm, said Emily Witty, a spokesperson for the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office.

Under the terms of the sentencing, Bailey will serve 40 years in prison.

Roland Harris, Bailey’s attorney, declined to comment.

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On Jan. 1, 2023, at about 3:30 a.m., Baltimore Police were called to North Glover Street, between East Madison Street and East Monument Street in Madison-Eastend, to investigate an alert from ShotSpotter.

Police found D’Asia Garrison, who was suffering from gunshot wounds. First responders took her to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where doctors pronounced her dead.

A man later showed up to the hospital with a gunshot wound. Health care workers treated him, and he was released.

Law enforcement found evidence including 31 cartridge casings and one live round on the block. A witness, police reported, identified Bailey as the shooter.

Garrison was the first person killed in 2023 in Baltimore.

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Though Baltimore finished 2023 with 263 homicides, an approximately 20% drop that marked one of the largest year-over-year decreases since at least the 1970s, young people were shot at a historic rate.

At least 25 people between the ages of 13 and 18 were killed.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Andre Bailey was sentenced to 60 years in prison, with 20 years suspended, meaning he will serve 40 years total.

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