Baltimore police arrest youths in three separate homicides

May 15, 2001|By Laurie Willis and Richard Irwin | Laurie Willis and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Baltimore police made several arrests over the weekend in homicides, one of which dates back a year.

On Saturday, police arrested Robert David Silva, 17, of the 100 block of N. Port St. and charged him with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting April 29 of Trunell Owens, 19, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman.

Owens drove to the first block of N. Patterson Park Ave., threw a flammable liquid on Robert Owens, 16, (no relation) and ignited it, police said. As he fled in his Chevrolet Impala, someone in a crowd fired at least one shot, wounding him, police said. Owens lost control of the car, crashed into two vehicles in the first block of S. Patterson Park Ave. and died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Police said the incident was sparked by a fistfight that occurred in April 2000.

Also Saturday, police arrested Tyrone White, 17, of the 1100 block of N. Myrtle Ave. and charged him with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting April 4 of Kareem Hanks, 24, of the 1200 block of Gusryan St. Hanks was in the 700 block of N. Carey St. about 9:45 p.m. when he was shot for no apparent reason, and died less than 30 minutes later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Also over the weekend, police arrested Deernie Whitehead, 17, of the 3400 block of W. Caton Ave. and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of Troy Waddell, 20, of the 500 block of N. Edgewood St. Waddell was shot about 11:35 p.m. May 31 in the 3500 block of block of Harlem Ave. and died the next day at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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