Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

July 25, 2006

Man, 18, arrested in death of 15-year-old

An 18-year-old East Baltimore man has been arrested and charged with the fatal shooting several days ago of a 15-year-old Lake Clifton High School student after a street altercation, city police said yesterday.

Demetri Greer, of no fixed address, had been charged in a warrant with first-degree murder and a handgun offense. With information from a "concerned citizen," members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force found and arrested him in an apartment building in the 5600 block of Perdue Ave. about 5 p.m. Friday, police said.

The victim, Dion Williams, a 10th-grader who lived in the 3200 block of E. Lombard St., had been involved in a fight with several other youths about 2 a.m. July 15 in the 2700 block of E. Monument St., and was shot by a gunman moments after it broke up, police said.

A motive for the fight was unknown, and the gun used in the killing has not been found, police said yesterday.

Richard Irwin

Drug dealer sentenced

A 20-year-old Edgewood man was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for selling cocaine in Aberdeen, according to federal prosecutors.

Sathire Zach Robinson was arrested March 31, 2005, outside the Knights Inn Motel on U.S. 40. Police said they had stopped him because they believed he was an accomplice to the shoplifting of an appliance and also because they had received a call about a man with a gun in the area.

Police said an officer searched Robinson and found a loaded .45-caliber Ruger P-90 semiautomatic handgun in his waistband, along with a plastic bag containing 37 smaller bags of cocaine base weighing a total of 31.7 grams.

Trafficker gets life term

A 28-year-old New York man was sentenced to life in prison yesterday after his conviction by a jury in U.S. District Court in Baltimore for selling cocaine, according to federal prosecutors.

Alan Sylvester of Jamaica, N.Y., received 2 to 3 kilograms -- about 4 to 6 pounds -- of cocaine from suppliers in New York and paid taxi drivers to transport the drugs to Frederick, prosecutors said.

Witnesses testified during the trial that Sylvester sold cocaine in Frederick and hired others to work for him.

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