Suspect in June 7 fatal shooting at city carryout arrested Video surveillance tape aids capture, police say

July 22, 1998|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

A 31-year-old man being sought in the June 7 fatal shooting caught on video surveillance tape at a Frederick Avenue carryout restaurant has been arrested, Baltimore police said yesterday.

Police said members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force captured Reginald Godwin of the 1800 block of Ashburton Ave. about 1: 30 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of W. Lombard St.

Officers said police got a tip from an acquaintance of the suspect. They said police had to chase Godwin briefly before he was captured.

Godwin, one of two men wanted in connection with the killing, was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the death of Carroll Cheatham, 35, of the 600 block of N. Fulton Ave. Cheatham was shot several times in the upper body by a man as he ordered food in Kam Ho's Carry Out in the 2400 block of Frederick Ave.

The victim's family could not be reached for comment yesterday.

The District Court commissioner ordered Godwin held without bail yesterday at the Central Booking and Intake Center. Godwin had not been assigned a lawyer.

Portions of the videotape were broadcast by local television stations, and police said they were able to identify two suspects involved in the shooting.

Darin Glenn, 23, of the 1700 block of N. Appleton St. has been charged in a warrant with first-degree murder and is being sought.

Police said they have not established a motive for the slaying. A 20-year-old bystander was wounded in the attack.

Pub Date: 7/22/98

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