Man, 2 teens arrested in fatal shooting of grocer Youths charged as adults in Nov. 1 incident

all 3 held without bail

November 21, 1997|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Three suspects -- including two juveniles -- were arrested yesterday in the killing of a Northeast Baltimore grocer Nov. 1, police said.

Jason Murdock, 16, of the 500 block of Rosehill Terrace, Andre Patterson, 16, of the 600 block of Dumbarton Ave., and Bernell Gunn, 19, of the 700 block of McKewin St., all in Waverly, were charged in warrants with first-degree murder, said Lt. Tim Keel of the Baltimore Police Department's homicide squad.

The two 16-year-olds were charged as adults, and all three suspects were being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center pending bail review hearings today in District Court, Keel said.

Byong Wan Pak, 45, who owned the Friendly Food Market in the 4400 block of Old York Road in Pen Lucy, was shot several times during an attempted robbery sev- eral minutes after he opened the store Nov. 1, police said. He died a week later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Keel said police learned the nickname of at least one of the suspects soon after the killing.

News media coverage and a police request for help from the public yielded more information, he said.

Keel said Murdock was arrested at the Boys Village Youth Holding Facility in Prince George's County, where he was being held on an unrelated charge.

Gunn and Patterson were arrested at their homes, Keel said.

Pub Date: 11/21/97

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