Two men are charged with murder in January death of 14-year-old boy

February 09, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

State police have arrested two men on charges of murder in the death of a Baltimore teen-ager who was found fatally injured near an entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground last month.

Jacoby Fagan, 14, a seventh-grader at Pimlico Middle School, was found Jan. 27 in a wooded area in Edgewood in Harford County with severe injuries to his upper body.

He died shortly after he was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Yesterday, state police arrested Akil Jabari Roebuck, 19, of the 4000 block of Hoffman Road in Manassas, Va., and Rolston Egbert James Jr., 20, of the 5000 block of Haddon Ave. in Baltimore.

Both men were charged with first-degree murder and using a handgun in the commission of a violent crime.

Yesterday, Lt. Joseph A. Barker Jr., a state police spokesman, refused to say what motive the suspects might have had or what type of weapon was used.

"The investigation is continuing, and there may be other leads to follow up," said Barker.

Fagan lived with his grandparents in the 5500 block of Wilvan St. in West Baltimore, not far from the address police gave for James.

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