Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

November 21, 2006

2 held without bond in Annapolis killing

Two Annapolis men were being held without bond yesterday in the shooting death of an Eastport man.

Annapolis police arrested Keith Deon Brown and Ryan Burton Wheeler, both 26, about 6 a.m. Saturday during simultaneous raids on their homes. They are accused of killing Jamore Van Johnson, 39.

Brown, of the 1800 block of Schooner Court, and Wheeler, of the 500 block of Royal St., were each charged with first-degree murder and related offenses.

Officer Kevin Freeman, a spokesman for the Annapolis Police Department, said yesterday that police recovered ammunition in the raids, but he did not know from which home or whether the bullets were linked to Johnson's shooting.

Johnson was fatally shot Oct. 12 outside his home in the 1100 block of Madison St. in the Harbor House apartment complex.

Brown and Wheeler are jailed at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

Phillip McGowan

Man, 38, fatally shot in auto

A Northeast Baltimore man was fatally shot early Sunday while seated in a car that had been reported stolen, city police said.

Police responding to reported gunshots about 2:25 a.m. in the 1200 block of Hargest Lane in the East Baltimore-Midway neighborhood found Dennis O'Neil, 38, unconscious in a Lexus with its engine running and doors closed, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman.

O'Neil, of the 4200 block of Seidel Ave. in the Belair-Edison neighborhood, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital about 30 minutes later.

Metro Crime Stoppers, 410-276-8888, is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.

Richard Irwin

Fatal-shooting victim named

Anne Arundel County police yesterday identified the victim of a fatal shooting last week in Brooklyn Park as a 20-year-old Baltimore man.

Police responding to reports of gunfire about 10 p.m. Wednesday found Marvin Timothy Wilson of the 2500 block of Mosher St. near Victory Avenue and 11th Avenue East. Wilson had suffered multiple wounds to his upper body and was pronounced dead about an hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

County police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 410-222-8610.

Phillip McGowan

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