Police: 16-year-old was killed over dice game

July shooting happened in Reservoir Hill; police arrest friend

February 22, 2011|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 16-year-old boy killed last June in Reservoir Hill was shot by a friend in a dispute over a dice game, police say in charging documents.

Davon Wilkins, 19, was indicted last week on first-degree murder charges in the death of Renardo Broom, who was fatally shot on July 1, 2010.

Police say Broom and Wilkins were playing dice with several friends in the 700 block of W. North Ave., and Broom got into a dispute with Wilkins over payment. Wilkins removed a handgun from his waistband and fired the gun one time, striking Broom in the torso, Detective Christopher Brockdorff wrote in charging documents.

Witnesses identified Wilkins through photo lineups, records show.

Wilkins, whose name is alternatively spelled in court records as "Wilkens," was arrested on the murder charges on Jan. 19 and was being held without bail. Court records show he was on probation at the time of the shooting, stemming from a January 2010 assault conviction.


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