Crime, Police/Fire

Cedonia Avenue shooter sentenced to life plus 28 years for 2018 murder



BALTIMORE, MD—On Wednesday, Dayon Cooper was handed a life sentence for the first-degree murder of Cameron Anderson in the 5400-block of Cedonia Avenue (21206).

The deadly shooting occurred in 2018.

Cooper was also given 28 years, to be served concurrently with the life sentence, for handgun and reckless endangerment charges.

Assistant State’s Attorneys Bethany Durand and Alyssa Ragland prosecuted the case.

At around 1:30 p.m. on June 12, 2018, officers responded to the 5400-block of Cedonia Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Anderson in a back yard, having sustained a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say Anderson had been listening to music while sitting in a chair on the patio in the rear of the property. A white Mercedes Benz driven by Cooper pulled into the alley behind Cedonia Avenue. Cooper fired several shots from the vehicle at Anderson, striking him in the head, left forearm, right knee, and twice in his back. He then fled the scene in the vehicle.

Three witnesses who were in the Mercedes Benz at the time of the shooting were interviewed by police. All three witnesses identified Cooper as the driver of the vehicle and as the shooter.



It was later determined that the Mercedes had been stolen from Baltimore County on May 21, 2018.

“This lengthy sentence should be a signal to other violent offenders that their actions will not go unchallenged in the City of Baltimore. I applaud my homicide prosecutors for their skillful and meticulous prosecution in this case from 2018 which proves despite the unprecedented backlog in the Courts, we remain vigilant in pursuing justice for victims and families,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

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