Third suspect is arrested in shooting Restaurant supervisor was ambushed Sunday

September 20, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

Police arrested a third suspect yesterday in the shooting death of a Glen Burnie restaurant supervisor who was ambushed after closing time Sunday by robbers hiding in a kitchen storage area.

Christopher Rian Nelson, 18, of the 3000 block of Ascension St. in Baltimore was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Betty Lou Johnson. He was being held at the county detention center without bond.

A restaurant employee, Tia Moique Evans, 18, of the 3000 block of Southland Ave. in Baltimore and her boyfriend, Shelton Lamont Wood, 22, of the 2400 block of E. Oliver St. in Baltimore, were arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder. They also are being held at the detention center without bond.

Johnson, 48, of the 7900 block of Telegraph Road in Severn was shot once in the chest after she surprised two men hiding at the Old Country Buffet, county police said.

Police say they believe Nelson and Wood schemed with Evans to rob the restaurant at Ritchie Highway and Ordnance Road. Evans let the men in shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, after closing time, and they hid in a storage area in the kitchen where Johnson found them. After Wood shot the woman, both men ran out without taking any money, police said. They drove off in a Lexus, with Nelson behind the wheel, police said.

Pub Date: 9/20/96

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