Visiting the US for his cousin’s wedding in May, Efraim Gordon, 31, was shot multiple times in Baltimore, during a suspected robbery. According to local media outlets, three teenagers have now been charged with first-degree murder for their alleged involvement in the fatal shooting.
William Clinton III, 18, as well as a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old whose names have not been released, is being held without bail, said police. On the same day as the murder, Clinton stole a vehicle. He is being charged with that theft and the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in addition to the murder charges, according to online court records. He was previously charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking in two separate incidents in 2019.
According to Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer, law-enforcement officials made the arrests with “cooperation of the community,” including the “countless people” who came forward with information and footage from doorbell cameras.
As it stands, Gordon’s family raised $61,000 in a campaign to return his body to Israel, where he was buried peacefully and offered a $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.