Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

July 07, 2006

Teenager is charged as adult with murder

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man during a robbery nearly two months ago at a Walbrook hair salon, Baltimore police said.

Kemoni Sterrett of the 3400 block of Bateman Ave. in Windsor Hills was arrested late Wednesday by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force as he was walking about two blocks from his home.

Sterrett also was charged with armed robbery, theft and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. He was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center, police said.

Police said a male entered Divine Unity Unisex Hair Salon in the 2200 block of Garrison Blvd. about 5:30 p.m. May 13, and announced a holdup. After taking an unknown sum of money, he shot Justice Georgie, 36, in the face for no apparent reason, police said.

Georgie, of the 3300 block of Royce Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, was visiting the shop, which is owned by his wife, at the time of the robbery. He died a short time later at Sinai Hospital, police said.

Richard Irwin

Woman raped in home

A 34-year-old woman was raped early yesterday in her North Baltimore apartment by a man who said he had been been stalking her, a city police spokeswoman said.

The incident occurred about 5 a.m. in the 4200 block of Roland Ave. in a three-story home divided into apartments in the Roland Park neighborhood. The woman was sleeping on a couch when she awoke to find a man standing by her, police said.

The woman told police he sexually assaulted her and then robbed her of cash and other belongings. After he left, she ran to a neighbor and asked him to call police.

Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman, said the man told the woman "he had been watching her for a while. ... He told her he watched her put drops in her eyes," Monroe said.

A detailed description of the attacker was not available.

Gus G. Sentementes

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