A Baltimore man was convicted on Tuesday of the 2019 murder of 28-year-old Ikeem Isaac.
The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office announced on Monday that a jury found Gilbert Della, 27, guilty of first degree murder and two firearms offenses for the fatal Jan. 1, 2019, shooting. Baltimore police arrested Della that month.
A surveillance camera captured the shooting on New Year’s Eve. Isaac and his girlfriend were walking in the Tremont neighborhood of southwest Baltimore when Isaac encountered Della and snagged her, according to the office. of the state attorney. Della pulled out a handgun and shot Isaac before lashing him with a pistol. A second man, who has not been identified or arrested, also shot Isaac multiple times.
“I commend ASA David Owens for bringing justice to the family of Mr. Isaac who tragically lost a loved one at the dawn of a new year that should have been filled with hope for the future,” said Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in a statement. “I hope someone will provide information regarding the second shooter in this case so that he can be held accountable for his violent actions.”
On January 1, 2019, officers arrived at 4:25 p.m. at the 4900 block of Frederick Road and took Isaac to Shock Trauma, where he died. A witness identified Della as the shooter four days after the shooting. Police arrested Della in southwest Baltimore on January 30, 2019.
Della was represented by a public defender who did not immediately respond to a request for comment. His sentencing is scheduled for September 15.