An Essex man has been charged along with city Department of Public Works supervisor Dominic J. "Crowbar" Carozza and two other men in the June 22 shotgun slaying of Russell Charles Baker.
City homicide detectives today filed a warrant charging William "Crazy Bill" Brooks, 32, of the 400 block of Margaret Ave., with first-degree murder in the Baker slaying. Brooks was arrested by Baltimore County police Sunday on unrelated charges of attempted murder, possession of drugs and weapons violations, said Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Ritter.
Brooks was being held on $70,000 bond in the Essex police station.
The city murder charge was filed against Brooks, Ritter said, after detectives obtained information about his alleged role in Baker's death. Ritter said Brooks was believed to have been present when Baker was shot.