Police arrest man, 21, in killing of teen

September 03, 2004|By Ryan Davis | Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF

Police raided a Northeast Baltimore home yesterday afternoon and arrested a man accused of killing a 16-year-old boy whose body was dumped in an overgrown back yard and hidden for three days.

Terrance Wynn, 21, was charged with first-degree murder, police said. Following a two-hour stand-off, heavily armed officers grabbed Wynn as he attempted to escape from the rowhouse, which police had filled with a gas similar to tear gas.

Detectives continued yesterday to seek a second suspect, Christopher Wayne Minor, 20, of 3200 block of Lyndale Ave. in Baltimore, in the Saturday killing of Marshall Giles Jr.

Giles' mother frantically searched for him, even knocking on the door of a house that her son frequented, the house where police believe he was killed before his body was dumped.

Minor has been charged with murder in an arrest warrant. Police believe Giles was killed in the home where Minor lived.

Giles' mother has said her son was involved with a group of friends who burglarized homes and was killed because he refused to participate in a burglary. Detectives have said the motive isn't known.

A work crew found Giles' body Tuesday in an alley several hundred feet from his house in the 3100 block of Elmora Ave.

Yesterday's arrest occurred about a mile away.

Wynn was charged with first-degree murder in an arrest warrant that detectives tried to serve on him about 3:20 p.m. at a house where he was living in the 3100 block of Chesterfield Ave. A relative came out, but Wynn locked himself in.

Detectives guarded the exits and called for the Quick Response Team. Wynn refused to answer phone calls from negotiators and at about 5 p.m. police fired gas canisters through windows, officers said.

About a half-hour later, detectives raided the home and tossed another gas canister into the basement. Wynn, who was not armed, left the house through a rear basement door and fled up the stairs into police custody.

Sun staff writer Richard Irwin contributed to this article.

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