Boy, 16, arrested in slaying

January 13, 1995|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer

A 16-year-old East Baltimore boy was arrested yesterday and charged as an adult with the fatal shooting of another teen last October following a dispute over a girl, police said.

Edward Tillery, of the 1900 block of E. Chase St., is charged with killing Jermaine L. McMillian, 17, a ninth grade student at Lake Clifton High School who lived in the 2000 block of E. Hoffman St. He is due to appear today at a bail review hearing in District Court.

Young Tillery was arrested at his home around 7 a.m. yesterday by homicide detectives and Eastern District police on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. He was held overnight at the district lockup pending today's bail review hearing.

The victim was near a school playground in the 1900 block of E. Chase St. around 11 p.m. on Oct. 25 when someone approached him from behind and shot him in the back with a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

The victim died at the scene.

The gun was never recovered.

Information gathered that night by homicide detective Mason Land indicated the victim was killed after a dispute over a teen-age girl.

Recent information concerning the suspect led to a warrant being issued for the Tillery youth's arrest.

Until recently, young Tillery attended the Harford Institute in the 2500 block of Harford Road, police said.

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