Thirteen indicted in murder of Canton bartender last year
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Officials have indicted 13 gang members in the murder of Sebastian Dvorak, a bartender in Canton killed in an apparent robbery a little over a year ago.
Law enforcement say a subset of the Bloods gang, called the "500" or "500 L," was behind the June 2017 murder of Dvorak, who was walking home after celebrating his 27th birthday.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh did not specifically identify robbery as a motive in Dvorak's murder, however, during a news conference Monday.
Police say Malik Mungo, who was then 16, and another person robbed Dvorak and shot him in the chest before fleeing.
All the suspects live in Baltimore City, Baltimore County or Harford County.
The gang operated throughout Maryland, including the 400 block of North Rose Street in Baltimore. Not all participants were sworn members of the Bloods but included associate members, law enforcement said in a news release.
The indicted defendants are: Clinton Davis, 36; Joseph Flowers, 38; Duwarn Holt, 29; Markeece Jordan, 25; Robert Lewis, 38; Malik Mungo, 18; Vernon Miller, 29; Dante Neal, 21; Gregory Randle, 34; Harvey Turner, 28; Keith Worthington, 33; Lienell Young, 33; and Timothy Zeller, 36.
Law enforcement built the case over the course of a year and said the "500 L" organization is responsible for acts of violence, including a Sept. 2016 murder of Gerrod Greenwood near Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk.
A witness for that case was harassed by "500 L" members on social media, who labelled him a "rat," according to a news release.
Other members of the group worked to hide evidence of the crime, including disposing a gun that Mungo used in the shooting.
All are charged with participating in a criminal gang, distributing drugs, acts of violence including murder and witness intimidation and firearms trafficking.
The organization oversaw drug sales to undercover officers, including selling heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana, and "Ecstasy." A member once also sold a sawed-off shotgun to an undercover detective.
"This gang ran a sophisticated operation, engaging in drug and gun trafficking, robbery, and murder," said Attorney General Frosh in a news release.. "After countless hours of hard work, we are able to bring a small amount of justice to Sebastian Dvorak's loved ones and hold these defendants accountable for their actions."
The investigation was led by the Attorney General's Organized Crime Unit, the Baltimore City Police Department's undercover and homicide squads, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force.