Crime Digest

CRIME DIGEST

October 17, 2008

2 Westport teens charged with first-degree murder

Two 18-year-old Westport men have been charged with first-degree murder in a killing that took place near their homes in July. Tyrone Fields Jr. and Jawaun Harris, who both live on Sidney Avenue, were identified by witnesses as the men who chased down and shot Bernard Solomon, 23, on July 29, according to charging documents. Solomon was standing in the 2200 block of Sidney Ave. when two men approached and began to shoot at him. He ran down Sidney Avenue to elude his attackers but was struck numerous times by gunfire. Harris was arrested yesterday and ordered held without bond; Fields' status was unclear last night.

Justin Fenton

Howard Co. man found guilty of 7-Eleven killing

A Howard County man was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 7-Eleven clerk in August. Charles David Richardson IV could face life in prison for the guilty verdict, his second murder conviction in the county. Richardson is to be sentenced Dec. 4, said Wayne Kirwan, spokesman for the state's attorney's office.

Tyeesha Dixon

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