Man sought for questioning in shootings arrested

September 05, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man wanted for questioning in a mass shooting on Memorial Day in East Baltimore that left one person dead and nearly a dozen others wounded was arrested yesterday afternoon in Baltimore County by federal agents on warrants charging him with drug and handgun violations, city police said.

Police said Darryle Robertson, 20, was arrested at an undisclosed location shortly after 4 p.m. by federal drug enforcement agents.

Robertson and Charles Byers, 23, who also is being sought for questioning in the Memorial Day shootings, have been indicted on federal drug charges stemming from their suspected involvement in the Hot Boys, a drug gang battling with the rival North Avenue/Harford Road Boys. Neither suspect has a known address.

Last night, a city homicide detective said Robertson was expected to be interviewed soon in connection with the Memorial Day shootings.

Police said about 60 people were gathered in front of 2032 E. North Ave. on May 28 to honor a dead member of the North Avenue/Harford Road gang when at least two gunmen appeared and began shooting into the crowd.

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