City police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in the summer of 2007 in East Baltimore, in the same block in which the suspect lived.
Phillip Herrell, of the 900 block of E. Preston St., was ordered held without bail on Thursday. In addition to the murder count, he was charged with two counts of assault and using a handgun in a violent crime, according to court records.
The arrest stems from a shooting that occurred June 9, 2007 on East Preston Street that claimed the life of Melvin Jordan, 32, who lived in the 600 block of N. Lakewood Ave. Police said Jordan was shot in the head about 1:30 a.m. and found on the sidewalk.
Sgt. Anthony Smith, a city police spokesman, said that Herrell was arrested on a warrant issued June 11 and served at a correctional facility in Delaware, and moved to Baltimore. A motive for the shooting in the city was not disclosed.
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