Two surrender to police in the death of a Marine

CRIME WATCH

June 26, 2007

Two people being sought in connection with the killing of a Marine reservist have surrendered to Baltimore police, the department announced yesterday.

Maurice Crosby, 19, of the 5200 block of Saybrook Road, and Erica Ammenhauser, 20, of the 200 block of S. Durham St., are each charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Michael LaMaris Simms, 18, who was the city's 134th homicide victim on June 10. He was killed in the first block of S. Chapel St., on the border of Washington Hill and Butchers Hill.

Police said that Simms, a fresh-out-of-boot-camp Marine reservist, was with two male friends when two assailants, armed with a knife and a shovel, approached them just before 2 a.m.

Police said Simms was stabbed in the left side of his chest and later died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His two friends survived, police said.

Police obtained warrants for the pair shortly after the stabbing. Crosby and Ammenhauser, both of Baltimore, surrendered at the Central District police station. They are being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Anica Butler

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