Murder charges in road rage

CRIME WATCH

July 09, 2008|By ANNIE LINSKEY

A 22-year-old Randallstown man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with a road-rage shooting that killed a 16-year-old girl and a 32-year-old man near Bolton Hill, records show.

Tavon Spruell of the 3800 block of Cherrybrook Road was taken into custody Friday and ordered held without bail, according to computerized court records.

Hostilities leading to the shooting began about 5:40 p.m. Feb. 27 in West Baltimore when a Ford Crown Victoria containing a man and three teens nearly collided with a Jetta that Spruell was driving, according to charging papers prepared by city homicide detective Corey Alston.

After the near-miss, the drivers were side-by-side eastbound on Pennsylvania Avenue, yelling obscenities, before they agreed to stop and fight, documents say. Both cars stopped in the 1500 block of Mount Royal Ave., and someone in the Jetta rolled down a right-side window.

One of the three men in the Jetta fired a gun at the Crown Victoria, killing Edward Baylor of Harford County and Rebecca Meekins of Dundalk, documents say.

The Jetta was driven away. It was recovered the next day in the 2700 block of Windsor Ave., according to the documents. It had been reported stolen Feb. 18.

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