Man arrested in death of ex-girlfriend

Woman, 29, was killed in Northeast Baltimore

March 25, 2000|By Tim Craig | Tim Craig,SUN STAFF

Police have arrested and charged a 29-year-old East Baltimore man with first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon after his ex-girlfriend's throat was slashed with a broken bottle early Thursday.

The victim's 13-year-old son found his mother's body a minute after the attack, lying on the family's living room floor, police said.

The killing was one of three homicides in Baltimore since Wednesday, bringing the number this year to 59, one more than at the same time last year. Last year, the city recorded more than 300 homicides for the 10th consecutive year.

Shawn E. Jones of the 2300 block of Aiken St. in East Baltimore barged into the home of Erika Jackson-Adams in the 2600 block of Aisquith St. in Northeast Baltimore about 4: 30 a.m., court charging documents say.

Jones is believed to have been looking for drugs and money, police said.

The victim called out for help and awoke her son, who had been sleeping in an upstairs bedroom, police said.

The youth, who is not being identified, found his mother and alerted Jackson-Adams' grandmother, who had also been sleeping upstairs. She called the police.

Jackson-Adams was pronounced dead at the scene a few minutes later.

Neighbors, who said yesterday that they saw a man enter the home with a baseball bat, then led police to a house nearby in the 1500 block of E. 28th St.

Police found Jones in a basement at that location, and he was arrested. He is being held in Baltimore City Detention Center without bail, police said.

An hour before Jackson-Adams' death, police responded to a call about gunfire in the 1000 block of N. Glover St., where they found a 22-year-old gunshot victim inside a house.

Kareem Green of the 3400 block of Barry Paul Road was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died of multiple gunshot wounds at 3: 20 a.m.

Police said they had no suspects and knew of no motive.

Homicide detectives also are seeking a motive and suspects in the shooting death of a 20-year-old East Baltimore man Wednesday night.

Jeffrey McNair of the 1000 block of Webb Court in the Latrobe Homes development in East Baltimore, was shot about 11: 15 p.m. in the 900 block of E. Eager St. in East Baltimore, police said.

McNair, who was found on his back in the street, died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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