City police arrest suspect, 19, in killing of 53-year-old man

December 30, 2009

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 53-year-old father during a fight Saturday night outside the victim's home in Baltimore's Poppleton community, according to a police spokesman. Police arrested Kendall Jones on Monday at his girlfriend's house in the 4200 block of Seidel Ave., said Agent Donny Moses, the spokesman. Jones is accused of shooting Ashley Harper, who was called out of his house in the 700 block of W. Lexington St. after his sons and sons' friends were assaulted by a group of people about 10 p.m. Saturday, Moses said. One of Harper's sons was heard saying "Go get Daddy" during the fight, according to police. Harper was shot in the chest and died at the scene, Moses said. Jones was charged with first-degree murder, handgun violations and numerous assault charges, according to Moses.

- Liz F. Kay

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