City man charged in fatal shootings

Baltimore police issue a warrant for his arrest

January 10, 2002|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

A 24-year-old Baltimore man has been charged in a warrant with killing an Anne Arundel County man in Bolton Hill in November - which occurred four days before police say the same suspect participated in the killing of a downtown restaurant owner.

Antoine Bolden, 24, of the 2000 block of Eutaw Place, was charged Sunday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Myron Lee Chase, 46, police said.

Chase was probably operating an unlicensed cab, known as a hack, and had been told to drive to the 200 block of W. Lanvale St. on Nov. 16, police said at the time.

Three men were seen running away from Chase's Ford Contour after the shooting about 5 a.m., police said.

Bolden is also charged with first-degree murder in the unrelated killing of Robert Wright, the 36-year-old owner of the Lighthouse Restaurant in the first block of Park Ave., police said. Wright was shot and killed, and his wife and doorman were wounded about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 20, police said.

The shooting stemmed from an altercation between Bolden and Wright, police said.

Bolden and two others left the restaurant and got into a burgundy minivan, police said.

Meanwhile another man, Nathaniel Nelson, 18, opened fired with a semiautomatic handgun, hitting Wright, his wife and the doorman, police said. Nelson then jumped into the waiting minivan and was driven away, police said.

Nelson, of the 3000 block of Thorndale Ave., is being sought by police on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder.

Last month, police arrested Bolden's brother, Tion Bolden, 20, of the 2000 block of Eutaw Place and Shawn J. Malone, 19, of the 1000 block of Durham St. on first-degree murder charges in Wright's death.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bolden or Nelson to call the Warrant Apprehension Task Force at 410-637-8970.

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