Teen surrenders to police

July 12, 1995|By From Staff Reports

A 14-year-old Baltimore boy surrendered to police yesterday in connection with a Sunday shooting that left his girlfriend with wounds to her face and fingers, authorities said.

Julius Barnes of the 1900 block of Hollins St. was charged as an adult with attempted murder and a handgun violation. Police said he surrendered from his lawyer's office downtown.

Police had sought the teen-ager since Sunday, when Christine Anne Murray, 15, was shot in the left cheek.

They said her middle and ring fingers were badly injured, and the tip of her index finger was shot off.

Christine was in fair condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Cyrane McDonald, 33, the victim's sister, said Christine and her boyfriend were arguing in an upstairs bedroom when one shot rang out about 10:45 a.m.

She said the boy was upset that Christine had gone out with someone else Saturday night.

Ms. McDonald said she saw a youth walk out of the house holding a handgun.

"I said, 'You shot Christine.' And he said, 'No, I didn't. The gun just went off.' "

Phillip Sutley, the boy's lawyer, said he doesn't know enough about the case to comment.

"I understand it was some kind of accident," he said.

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