Four Charged in ‘Targeted Execution’ of State Witness in Baltimore Shooting Case

Four men in Baltimore have been charged in the killing of a 35-year-old state witness who was scheduled to testify against one of their associates in an attempted-murder trial, police and prosecutors confirmed Tuesday.

Police said in court records that witness Melvin Ford was “shot twice in the head at point-blank range” Oct. 27 in “what appears to be a targeted execution” before his testimony in the early November trial of Travis Wells, 33.