A Pepsi-Cola deliveryman was slain yesterday in a robbery outside a West Baltimore grocery where he had just made a delivery, according to police.
The victim was identified as Genro Fullano, 25, of Essex. Police said he was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Mr. Fullano, married and the father of a 4-month-old, had been employed with the soda firm about two years, police said.
The shooting occurred just after 11 a.m. at the West Lanvale XTC Street Market in the 1700 block of W. Lanvale St., said Agent Doug Price, a police spokesman.
Homicide detectives said last night that they had obtained an arrest warrant charging Samuel "Petey" Maith Jr., 37, with the killing. He has addresses in the 1200 block of E. North Ave. and the 1600 block of W. Lafayette Ave., police said.
Mr. Maith, whom police couldn't locate last night, was charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and a handgun violation.
Witnesses told police the victim had been paid in cash after making the delivery and was headed back to his truck to deposit the money in a safe when he was ambushed and shot once in the chest.
After Mr. Fullano fell to the ground, the assailant rifled his pockets and removed the money, Agent Price said.
Police refused to say how much money was taken.
Witnesses said they saw three people fleeing the scene, but investigators believe that only one person was responsible for the shooting and robbery.