Police arrest two in grocer's killing

April 02, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two suspects have been arrested in the Jan. 27 robbery and fatal shooting of a grocer who was shot twice in the back after he handed over several hundred dollars, Baltimore police said yesterday.

Chi Sup Kim, 44, was slain in front of his wife in the robbery of the A-1 Supermarket in the 3600 block of W. Caton Ave.

Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Tavon Maurice Walker, 19, of the 300 block of Gwynn Ave. about 8: 30 a.m. yesterday in the 700 block of Edgewood St. He said Walker was charged with first-degree murder.

On Saturday, homicide Detectives Bobby Patton and David Neverdon arrested Juwarren Antonio Bowers, 14, of the 200 block of N. Culver St., in the 400 block of N. Dennison St., Weinhold said. He said Bowers was charged as an adult with first-degree murder.

Residents identified witnesses who saw the grocer being robbed and shot, Patton said. "The neighborhood was really helpful," he said. "They really liked Mr. Kim and wanted the persons caught who did that."

Pub Date: 4/02/97

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