Teen-ager, man arrested in fatal shootings

December 10, 1997|By Brenda J. Buote | Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF

A teen-ager and a man have been arrested in last month's fatal shooting of two men in Armistead Gardens in Northeast Baltimore, possibly during a drug-related dispute, police said.

Robert "Bert" Fleek Jr., 17, of the 7200 block of Conley St. and Thoyt Dean "Sonny" Hackney, 22, of the 3200 block of E. Baltimore St. were arrested Monday by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

The two were charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and handgun violations. They were being held yesterday without bail at the state Central Booking and Intake Center downtown.

Police said yesterday that they are continuing to investigate a possible connection to drugs in the slayings.

Edward Demski, a 40-year-old man from New Windsor in Carroll County, and his companion, Eric Melzer, 27, of the 900 block of Armistead Way were killed Nov. 26.

The area of the slayings is an open-air drug market that police have raided numerous times.

Pub Date: 12/10/97

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