Boy, 15, charged in fatal shooting of teen-ager

August 10, 1993|By Roger Twigg | Roger Twigg,Staff Writer

A 15-year-old boy was charged yesterday with fatally shooting another 15-year-old youth during a dispute Sunday night at the victim's residence, according to police.

Agent Doug Price, a police spokesman, said that Michael Guest of the 1900 block of Forest Park Ave. was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and a felony handgun violation. He was being held last night at the Southwestern District lockup, awaiting a bail hearing, the spokesman said.

About 10 p.m. Sunday, Jamal Taylor was struck once above the right eye with a bullet from a .38-caliber revolver during a dispute in his family's apartment, which also is in the 1900 block of Forest Park Ave., police said.

Young Taylor died at 1:50 a.m. yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Police said the shooting occurred after an argument broke out while six teen-agers were in a bedroom.

Homicide detectives had initially thought that the shooting was accidental. But, police said, after questioning the teen-agers yesterday, detectives determined that the victim was shot during an argument with the suspect.

"What prompted the shooting, we don't know," Agent Price said. "The other teen-agers said that Guest loaded the gun, pointed it at Taylor and shot him once in the forehead."

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Police said the gun had been stolen in Baltimore County.

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