By BEN TERZI
Jul 27, 2022
Last Thursday, Baltimore County homicide detectives responded to a fatal shooting in Essex near Deep Creek Park, as the victim’s family seeks any information about the incident.
The 21-year-old victim, Kenyon Joyner, was shot in an apartment complex on the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive at approximately 2 p.m. According to a county police announcement, detectives found Joyner with one gunshot wound.
Police say Joyner was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
Joyner had a great interest in music, putting out songs on the streaming service app Spotify under the name Lor Cutti. According to his Spotify account, Joyner grew up in East Baltimore.
Though it is not mentioned in the announcement made by county police, Joyner “knew somebody very well who was living there” at the place of the shooting according to his lawyer, Larry Greenberg.
In 2019, Joyner sued the Baltimore City Police Department, alleging a city police officer used excessive use of force against him during a routine traffic stop he had nothing to do with.
Earlier this year, Baltimore City settled the lawsuit Joyner filed against them by awarding him $40,000 to “avoid the expense, time, and uncertainties of litigation” according to a city legal memo.
“He was a good kid,” Joyner’s lawyer, Greenberg, said.
Greenberg represented Joyner in the lawsuit against the city. Greenberg described how his client had interest in becoming a lawyer, following his lawsuit with the city.
“While he was disappointed with the process in what the police department allowed and what they did, he was intrigued with the law aspect and he indicated he would actually like to get into law,” Greenberg said.
Joyner’s family is described as a “tight-knit” unit by Greenberg. With police trying to piece together the ongoing investigation into the fatal incident, Joyner’s family is asking anyone with answers regarding their deceased family member to come forth.
Anyone with information or knowledge regarding the shooting incident that took place in Essex can call 410-307-2020 to speak to detectives. Information can also be shared through the Baltimore County Police Department iWatch program on their website.
“For updates pertaining to specific cases such as this one please follow us on social media platforms, and our blog page,” Detective Trae Corbin said in an email referencing the Essex shooting.