126 guns seized from home of murderer

Convict's father's weapons eyed in triple shooting

November 18, 1999|By Nancy A. Youssef | Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF

Local and federal authorities raided the Parkville home of a convicted murderer Tuesday and seized 126 guns, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Daniel Reedy, who lives with his wife and child in his father's home in the 7900 block of Westmoreland Ave., is accused of selling weapons that might have been used in a triple shooting in Baltimore this month, police said.

During the raid, authorities served a summons in which Daniel Reedy was charged with illegal possession and transfer of regulated firearms.

Reedy was convicted of homicide in 1983 and released from prison in 1995, Baltimore City police said. Because of the conviction, under state law, he is prohibited from purchasing or having access to guns.

Reedy is on parole until 2000, city police said.

Late Tuesday, city and county police and agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided the home of Richard Reedy and seized the weapons, which "were everywhere," said Detective Robert Overfield, of the county's Firearms Violence Team. "They were on the floor, in every room."

The guns, owned by Richard Reedy, ranged from handguns to military-style rifles, from antiques to up-to-date weaponry, from rusted weapons to some worth more than $4,000 each, police said.

Richard Reedy was "kind of resigned to the fact that his son should not have access to them," said Sgt. Bill Marcus, of the city's Firearms Violence Unit.

Authorities believe the raid cut off the supply of guns to at least one loosely organized gang in the city. They also accuse Daniel Reedy of providing weapons to participants in a triple shooting Nov. 3 in Park Heights in Northwest Baltimore, said Baltimore police Detective Gordon Carew, who led the investigation.

Authorities accuse Daniel Reedy of selling at least five guns.

Authorities were led to Reedy while investigating the Sept. 27 killing of Jerome Oakley in the 2300 block of Ocala Ave. in Northwest Baltimore and the Nov. 3 triple shooting, which they believe to be retaliatory, Carew said.

A suspect in the November incident led authorities to the home of George Matthews, 23, in the 2400 block of Hillcrest Ave. in Parkville, where they recovered two handguns, ammunition and drug paraphernalia, according to charging documents in the case against Daniel Reedy.

Matthews was charged with drug and firearm possession, police said.

Matthews told authorities he worked with Daniel Reedy at Silver Spring Mining Co., a Bel Air restaurant.

Officials served a search warrant at Daniel Reedy's home.

"We did not expect to find that many [weapons]," Overfield said.

Police will trace the guns to determine who owned them and whether they were used in crimes.

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