Teen charged in killing of man at birthday party

April 16, 2006|By NICK SHIELDS | NICK SHIELDS,SUN REPORTER

A 16-year-old boy was being sought yesterday in the shooting death of a man at a "Sweet 16" birthday party for his daughter, Baltimore police said.

Bryan Jones, 42, was holding a party for his daughter in the 1000 block of N. Augusta Ave. about 9:45 p.m. Friday when a partygoer started causing trouble, police said.

Jones escorted Jamal Charles, 16, of the 4000 block of Edmondson Ave. to the porch and asked him to leave when an argument ensued, police said.

Charles pulled out a handgun, shot Jones in the head and then fled, police said. He has been charged in a warrant as an adult with first-degree murder.

Jones was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died about three hours later, police said.

A white teddy bear, two candles and flowers rested yesterday afternoon on the front porch of the rowhouse where police say the shooting occurred.

Police asked anyone with information to call the Warrant Apprehension Task Force at 443-829- 3262 or homicide Detective Joseph Jefferson at 410-396-2100.

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