Boyds Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Robbing and Shooting A Man Three Times in 2019

On Friday in Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Judge Greenberg sentenced defendant, Joshua Toure, to life in prison plus 20 years, suspending all but 40 years, and three years of supervised probation upon release, according to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.  In April a jury found Toure guilty of first-degree felony murder, second-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, for the death of 28-year-old Joseph Davis.

This stems from an incident on December 22, 2019, in Silver Spring, MD.  Toure and the victim met for the purpose of a marijuana transaction. A conflict ensued after Toure robbed the victim and Toure fired a total of six shots, hitting Davis three times. There is police body camera footage from responding officers which shows the officers asking Davis who shot him as he receives medical care in the street, and he repeatedly replies, “It was Son Son.” “Son Son” is Toure’s nickname.

Below is a summary of the incident adapted from court proceedings:

On December 22, 2019, Montgomery County Police were called to the 2000 black of Tree Top Lane in Silver Spring at approximately 7:30 PM for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers found Joseph Davis lying in the middle of the road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds but conscious. One wound was to his thigh and was bleeding heavily, having struck Mr. Davis’s femoral artery.

Joshua Toure has several music videos posted to YouTube in which he refers to himself as “Son Son.”

Mr. Davis died from his wounds on December 25, 2019.

On February 12, 2020, a lead investigator on the case, met with a confidential informant. The CI stated that he was present with others at the Childress Ave. address when Toure arrived and explained how he and another man, Damontae Garner, planned to rob Joseph Davis of cash when they met up to sell Davis marijuana. Toure stated that Davis jumped on the hood of the SUV they were in after the robbery demanding his money back. Toure also explained that he shot Davis and then ran toward Featherwood Street. Toure also stated that Garner, who was driving the SUV, sped away.

Also related to this case:

William Kemei (a resident of the Childress Ave. home)– 137856C – Pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact (first degree assault) on 11-9-2020; sentenced to 364 days, suspended, and 5 years supervised probation on 11-9-2020

Damontae Garner – 139008, pleaded guilty to armed robbery; in 137816, pleaded guilty to gang participation; in 137435, pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm under the age of 21, all on 3-25-2022; sentencing scheduled for 5-23-2022

Elder Joseph – 138052C – Pleaded guilty to Obstructing and Hindering on 5-21-2021; sentencing scheduled for 5-6-2022

Photo of Joseph Toure below:

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