City police arrest 2 men in killing from 1999

Two detectives reopened case after review of files

January 30, 2003|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

Two city men have been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old Northeast Baltimore man in 1999, police said yesterday.

Jamal D. McMillion, 21, and Warren Brown, 21, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Rasheen D. Jenkins of the 2300 block of Pentland Drive, police said.

McMillion, of the 6600 block of Snowberry Drive, was arrested Monday at his home by members of the city's Warrant Apprehension Task Force. Brown, of the 1200 block of E. Eager St., was served with a warrant Sunday at the city jail, where he was being held on an unrelated charge. Both are being held without bond.

Police questioned Brown for the first time yesterday, although detectives would not reveal what he told them.

Detectives Mark Wiedefeld and Gary Hoover of the cold case squad were combing through old files a year ago when they stumbled on the killing late Nov. 26, 1999, of Jenkins on Northern Parkway.

Several witnesses saw two men beat Jenkins, Wiedefeld said. The witnesses drove Jenkins to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died of stab wounds, the detective said.

The witnesses identified the assailants to detectives immediately after the killing, Wiedefeld said. But detectives who were investigating the case more than three years ago left the homicide squad, and little else was done in the case during a year in which 304 other people were killed in Baltimore.

Wiedefeld said he and Hoover tracked down the original witnesses and found others.

"We wanted to take a longer look at it," Wiedefeld said. "We were just reviewing old files. ... I'm glad we could stick with it and see it through."

He said the stabbing apparently stemmed from a drug-related dispute.

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