West Baltimore man arrested in mall killing

CRIME WATCH

Baltimore & Region

October 05, 2005|By GUS G. SENTEMENTES | GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER

An 18-year-old West Baltimore man was arrested Monday night in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager in a parking lot at Mondawmin Mall last month, court documents show.

City police charged Jordan C. "Third-eye" Christopher of the 2700 block of Baker St. with the Sept. 22 slaying of Abdul Bari Muhammad, 17. Christopher was charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and weapons offenses.

Muhammad, who lived nearby, and two other teenagers were walking to the mall shortly before 9 p.m. when three men ran up behind them. One of the men displayed a handgun, announced a robbery and shot Muhammad once in the right side of the head without warning, without any resistance from him and without taking any property, the documents said.

After the shooting, the gunman ran to the north end of the shopping center while the other two men ran west, the documents said. Muhammad was pronounced dead two hours later at Sinai Hospital.

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