Teen charged in Mount Vernon slaying

August 30, 1991|By Roger Twigg

A 16-year-old was charged as an adult yesterday with killing a Mount Vernon man Wednesday night during an apparent robbery attempt, according to police.

Anthony Marshall of the 1900 block of Mulberry Street was charged with first-degree murder and a handgun violation and remained in the Central District lockup last night awaiting a bail hearing, police said.

Agent Arlene K. Jenkins, a police spokeswoman, said Mr. Marshall was arrested shortly after James Edward Cary, 35, of the 200 block of West Monument Street was shot by one of two youths who attempted to rob him about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of North Charles Street.

Mr. Cary, a post office employee, staggered into the Buttery restaurant at Centre and Charles streets, where he collapsed with a gunshot wound in the chest, Agent Jenkins said. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died at 11:08 p.m.

Police said Mr. Cary apparently sought refuge in the Buttery because he was a regular customer there.

Mr. Marshall was arrested several blocks away, police said.

Agent Jenkins said the police are still looking for a second 16-year-old, who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and was last seen wearing a red baseball cap.

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