5-year-olds' fight leads to killing of child's father

September 01, 1994|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer

A fight between two 5-year-old boys on a narrow East Baltimore street Tuesday evening led to an argument involving the children's relatives that ended with one man dead and another charged with murder, city police said yesterday.

Reginald Everett, 24, of the 700 block of Mura St., was pronounced dead in the middle of the street near his home, between Greenmount and Homewood avenues. Police said he had been shot in the chest about 6 p.m.

Charged in a warrant with first-degree murder and handgun violations is Robert Lee Conley, 32, of the 1200 block of Homewood Ave., around the corner from where Mr. Everett lived. Mr. Conley was being sought yesterday.

Officer Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said the incident began with a fight between Mr. Everett's son and Mr. Conley's nephew. The spokesman said one boy hit the other with a stick.

On hearing about the children's dispute, police said Mr. Everett confronted the other boy's mother. The boy's uncle, Mr. Conley, stepped in to help the mother, and he and Mr. Everett got into a heated discussion, Officer Weinhold said.

He said that after a few minutes, the two men separated. But moments later, police said Mr. Conley returned and fired several shots from a handgun, hitting Mr. Everett in the chest.

Police said Mr. Conley left before police arrived. "We don't know where he is," Officer Weinhold said.

Police said detectives searched Mr. Conley's home.

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