Half brother, 27, charged in fatal stabbing in Baltimore

July 13, 2008|By Annie Linskey | Annie Linskey,Sun reporter

City police were investigating two overnight homicides yesterday, including the stabbing of a 17-year old boy allegedly at the hands of his older half brother, a police spokeswoman said.

The two brothers, one age 17 and the other 27, got into an alcohol-fueled brawl outside their mother's house about 3:42 a.m. in the 3700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, Officer Nicole Monroe said.

At one point, their mother tried to break up the fight, but she was unsuccessful, Monroe said. The fight continued, and the older brother stormed into the house and grabbed a knife, she said. He stabbed his younger brother, Calvin Ray, in the chest, piercing his aorta, Monroe said. Eric Little, of the family address, was charged with first-degree murder.

After the stabbing, the older brother fled to a neighbor's house but was cooperative when police arrived. "He said, 'Take me, I did it," Monroe said.

At that point, according to Monroe, the older brother did not realize what he had done.

Police took Little and his mother to city police headquarters, where homicide detectives interviewed them. It was there they learned that Calvin had died.

Little became very upset, and his mother fled the office, running down three flights of stairs and wailing, Monroe said.

There were few details available yesterday about a double shooting that left one dead and another wounded in the 1800 block of Braddish Ave. in West Baltimore about 11:45 p.m. Friday.

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