City police were seeking a 13-year-old East Baltimore boy today in the fatal shooting yesterday of a 23-year-old man in the 900 block of McDonogh St.
Homicide detective Gary Dunnigan said the suspect probably would face juvenile petitions initially unless the state's attorney decides to seek a waiver of the case into Circuit Court on homicide charges.
At mid-day today, the youth remained at large despite the efforts of several police officers who interviewed friends of the suspect and visited places frequented by him.
Detective Dunnigan said the 13-year-old was arguing with the victim, James Moore, of the 1900 block of E. Madison St., about NTC 5 p.m. yesterday when the youth pulled out a silver-plated, small-caliber semiautomatic handgun and fired several shots at Mr. Moore.
The detective said Mr. Moore was hit twice in the chest.
The suspect ran down the street and entered his house, according to witnesses.
Detective Dunnigan said the first Eastern District officers to arrive on the scene went to the youth's house but were unable to find him.
While police searched for the youth, Mr. Moore was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m.
Detective Dunnigan said the argument between the victim and the suspect was reportedly over money owed the 13-year-old.
Last night's fatal shooting was the second in less than a week involving a teen-age suspect.
Police still are seeking Rudolph Horton Jr., 15, of the 900 block of N. Montford Ave., charged with the slaying of Andre Antonio Dorsey, 3, of the 900 block of E. Biddle St., who was shot by a stray bullet last Wednesday evening in front of his home.
Police said young Horton recognized a man leaving a liquor store at Biddle and Wilcox streets as the one who robbed him a few days earlier.
Police said the teen-ager began pursuing the man while pulling out a handgun.
Police said young Horton fired two shots, both missing the man he was chasing.
As the Dorsey child was scampering up the steps in a crouched position, the second shot struck him in the back, police said.
The Dorsey child was the second youngster fatally shot in the city in eight days.
On June 20, Antwan "Troy" Stewart, 13, of the 3400 block of Holmes Ave., was shot and killed in the 2300 block of Whittier Ave.
Police charged Kevin Felipa, 29, of the 500 block of S. Beechfield Ave., with Antwan's death.