Shooting suspect feared victim's pit bull, police say

April 12, 2010

A 21-year-old involved in youth leadership programs was shot and killed in front of his Cherry Hill home in November by a man who apparently felt threatened by the victim's pit bull, Princess, according to police charging documents that detail the arrest of one of the suspects. Police said a witness heard the gunman "yelling at the victim to keep his dog away from him." Angelo Dangerfield, who was taking the dog for her morning walk, yelled back "that his dog does not bite," the charging documents say. Police said the witness then heard two shots, saw Dangerfield fall to the ground on Spelman Road and watched the gunman tuck a handgun into his waist. Detectives on Friday arrested Ronald Edward Hall, 33, who lives in the 2800 block of Cherry Hill Road. He was charged with first-degree murder and has a bail hearing scheduled for today. A second suspect, believed to be the man who pulled the trigger, has not yet been arrested. Dangerfield was shot about 6 a.m. Nov. 25. Princess had been circling Dangerfield's body when police arrived.

- Baltimore Sun staff

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