- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - Charges have been dropped against a Baltimore man accused of killing an off-duty Maryland Transit Administration bus driver.

Kevin Carroll, 34, had been charged with first-degree murder in the February shooting death of bus driver Craig Ray in a dispute over loud music in south Baltimore. Court records show prosecutors dropped all charges against Carroll on Sept. 15.

Carroll’s attorney, Lawrence Rosenberg, said Thursday that phone records and other evidence proved Carroll was on the other side of town with his girlfriend at the time of the killing.

“He didn’t do it. There was nothing to corroborate that he did,” Rosenberg said, adding that his client was ecstatic about being freed from jail last week.

Rosenberg said detectives apparently relied on statements by Ray’s girlfriend that Carroll was the man who shot him.

Tony Savage, a spokesman for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office - the office that dropped the charges against Carroll - was unable to immediately comment.

Baltimore police Detective Jeremy Silbert said the investigation into Ray’s killing was closed after Carroll’s arrest. He wasn’t able to immediately say whether it would be reopened but said he would speak to investigators about the matter.

Ray’s family members could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

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