Middle River man arrested, charged in robbery, killing

November 29, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Baltimore police arrested a 20-year-old Middle River man yesterday and charged him in the killing of a grocery store employee during a robbery Saturday in which the store's owner was also beaten.

Jamal Anthony Sells of the first block of Aquia Place was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and use of a handgun in the armed robbery of Kim's Grocery in the 300 block of E. 24th St., said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman.

Store employee En Suk Oh, 39, was shot several times and pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The store's owner, Young Lee, 55, was beaten with a handgun and treated for head lacerations and released from University of Maryland Medical Center yesterday afternoon.

Police said two men took an undisclosed amount of cash.

Sells was stopped by police about 3 a.m. in the 2300 block of Guilford Ave., around the corner from Kim's. He was taken to police headquarters and placed under arrest, Rowe said.

Sells was being held last night at Central Booking and Intake Center, after he was denied bail by a court commissioner, a spokeswoman said.

Police are seeking a second man, Rowe said.

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