Police seeking help in finding slaying suspect

December 15, 1993|By Staff Report

Baltimore police are asking for the public's help in finding Nakeia Cornell Bell, 17, who is charged with murder in the shooting death of an accomplice during an alleged drug robbery at a Park Heights Avenue house Nov. 5.

Mr. Bell, of the 3000 block of Thorndale Ave., is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, burglary, attempted robbery and handgun violations, police said. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The victim was killed shortly after midnight Nov. 5, when several gunmen forced their way into a house in the 4800 block of Park Heights Ave. and ordered everyone inside to lie on the floor, police said.

While the intruders searched the house, which detectives said was a "stash house" for drugs, one of the gunmen shot one of his partners in the forehead, police said. The dead man was identified as Jonathan Tate, 19, of the 4900 block of Denmore Ave.

None of the home's occupants was injured, and apparently nothing was taken from the house, police said.

Homicide detectives said they think Mr. Tate was shot by accident or because of recent disagreements with his assailant.

Last month, police arrested another suspect in the break-in, Fred L. Williams, 18, also of the 4900 block of Denmore Ave. He is being held without bail at the City Detention Center.

Anyone with information about Mr. Bell is asked to call the city homicide unit at 396-2100.

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