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Justin Fenton

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Justin Fenton, who joined The Sun in 2005, has covered the Baltimore Police Department since 2008. His work includes an investigation into Cal Ripken Jr.'s minor league baseball stadium deal with his hometown of Aberdeen and a three-part series chronicling a ruthless con woman.

Recent Articles

  • Shootings by police languish on prosecutors' desks

    Shootings by police languish on prosecutors' desks

    The man entered the West Baltimore liquor store and announced an armed robbery. An off-duty police detective shot him to death. Within hours, police brass were commending the detective for doing "the absolute right thing." Surveillance cameras captured him holding a gun at his side. Nine months...

  • Marijuana odor justifies warrantless vehicle search, Court of Appeals rules

    Marijuana odor justifies warrantless vehicle search, Court of Appeals rules

    Though possession of small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized in Maryland, it remains a banned substance and gives police probable cause to search a vehicle, the state's highest court has ruled. "Simply put, decriminalization is not synonymous with legalization, and possession of marijuana...

  • Man killed in Pen Lucy, two shot earlier in Cherry Hill

    Man killed in Pen Lucy, two shot earlier in Cherry Hill

    A man was fatally shot Friday night in North Baltimore's Pen Lucy neighborhood, and police were also investigating a double shooting that occurred earlier in the day in Cherry Hill. The Pen Lucy shooting occurred in the area of Old York Road and Dumbarton Avenue around 8:20 p.m. The victim, whose...

  • Suspect in Baltimore car theft, kidnapping caught

    Suspect in Baltimore car theft, kidnapping caught

    A 37-year-old man suspected of stealing a vehicle with two small children inside on Thursday evening in Southeast Baltimore was caught and charged with kidnapping and other crimes. Police said John Bowling was arrested Friday in the first block of N. Montford Ave. near Patterson Park — just blocks...

  • Federal judge overseeing Baltimore police consent decree summons Pugh to court

    Federal judge overseeing Baltimore police consent decree summons Pugh to court

    The federal judge overseeing the Baltimore police consent decree has asked Mayor Catherine E. Pugh to appear at a hearing in U.S. District Court next week to discuss terms of the agreement. Judge James K. Bredar said in a letter sent Wednesday that he wants Pugh to discuss the lack of specific cost...

  • State's Attorney Mosby raised $23k over past year, records show

    State's Attorney Mosby raised $23k over past year, records show

    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby raised about $23,000 over the past year for a potential 2018 re-election campaign in which she could face a handful of challengers. Mosby has not responded to requests for comment about whether she will seek re-election, but records show she raised $22,975...

  • Appeals court takes up 'Serial' case, could extend resolution by a year or more

    Appeals court takes up 'Serial' case, could extend resolution by a year or more

    A resolution in the murder case popularized in the "Serial" podcast could be more than a year away, after the state's second-highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal of an order granting Adnan Syed a new trial. The Court of Special Appeals will hear arguments in the appeal in June, Chief...

  • Man, 23, fatally shot in Brooklyn served in Marines

    Man, 23, fatally shot in Brooklyn served in Marines

    A 23-year-old Northeast Baltimore man who served in the Marines was shot and killed Sunday evening in Brooklyn, the latest in a wave of recent violence in the South Baltimore neighborhood. Andrew Zachary was killed around 5 p.m Sunday while walking home from a store, police said. Investigators believe...

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