Man, 26, charged in deadly shooting

July 24, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

An argument between two men Thursday night in Pikesville ended with one man fatally shooting the other, Baltimore County police said.

Police arrested Keevin Raymond Butler, 26, and charged him yesterday with first-degree murder in the death of Jesse James Winchester, 21, at Winchester's residence in the first block of Applegate Court.

Butler, of the 8100 block of Streamwood Drive in Pikesville, had gotten a ride to Winchester's home from a pizza delivery man with whom he was acquainted, police said. Once there, Butler and Winchester got into an argument on the porch. About 8:40 p.m., Butler pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot Winchester, police said.

The delivery man fled and called police, said Bill Toohey, a spokesman for county police.

"As far as we can tell, he had no idea what was about to happen," Toohey said of the delivery man, who had not been charged. Police did not identify him because he is a witness to the shooting.

Butler was arrested near Winchester's house and has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a handgun in a violent crime.

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