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18-year-old found guilty in 2022 murder of Mervo High student, football player Jeremiah Brogden

18-year-old found guilty in shooting death of Mervo High student
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BALTIMORE - An 18-year-old was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2022 shooting death of Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School student and football player Jeremiah Brogden.

Nizah Daniels will be sentenced on March 11, 2024.

Daniels was also found guilty of several gun violations.

"Today, justice has been served as we secured a first-degree murder conviction for the tragic loss of Jeremiah Brogden's young life," said Baltimore City State's Attorney Ivan Bates. "While this outcome offers a measure of closure to the victim's family, it also serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of youth violence. Two young, promising lives were cut short that day, and countless lives were impacted. Our duty is not only to prosecute but also to work tirelessly to prevent such tragedies. We must invest in our communities, education, and mentorship programs to steer our young people away from a path of violence. Let this conviction be a catalyst for change, a call to action to protect our youth and create a safer Baltimore for all."    

Police said Brodgen was shot and killed just after school dismissal on September 2, 2022, in Northeast Baltimore.

At the close of the first week of classes, a student from a different school showed up at Mervo's campus where a confrontation ensued, according to investigators. 

That argument escalated. The teenage student took out a gun and fired it at Brogden several times, police said.

That person fled following the shooting. School Resource Officers caught him in the neighborhood behind the school near the 3600 block of Tivoly Avenue.

Officers and medics tried to save the teen's life, but Brogden died after he was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

"It broke my heart, it was somebody I was close to," football player Kahlid Wilkerson said last year.

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