Teen-agers charged in city murder Man sitting on a porch was killed in September

November 26, 1990|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff

Two teen-agers have been arrested and charged in connection with the Sept. 29 slaying of a 24-year-old north Baltimore man who was shot at least three times as he sat on a porch, police said.

Two other young men were wounded in the September attack, police said.

About 9:40 a.m. yesterday, Officers Craig J. Simms and Clyde S. Day of the Northern District arrested Walter Gerard Ferguson, 16, of the 800 block of Argonne Drive.

About 12:30 p.m., Simms and Day arrested Clayton Turner, 17, at his home in the 600 block of Dumbarton Ave.

Both were charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment and the use of a handgun in commission of a felony, police said. They were being held at the Northern District lockup, pending a bail hearing today.

According to police, Walter Antonio Williams, of the 4200 block of Ivanhoe Ave., and his two companions were sitting on a porch in the 5200 block of Alhambra Ave. about 11:15 p.m. Sept. 29 when five or six males approached.

One member of the approaching group first asked the whereabouts of someone else, then all pulled out handguns and began firing, police said.

Williams was found lying in the street not far from his home. He was taken to Union Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Of Williams' two companions, Derrick Wright, 19, of the 400 block of Winston Ave., was shot in the right foot, and Geraldmaine Wilkerson, 16, of the 5000 block of the Alameda, was shot in the right arm and left hip.

Police said the bullet that killed Williams struck the right triceps and entered the chest cavity. One of the bullets was fired from a 9mm handgun, police said.

The motive for the shootings remains unknown. Meanwhile, police continue to search for other suspects.

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