Police arrested an 18-year-old man they suspect of killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring another man who they said were buying drugs.
Dorrien Allen of the 600 block of Yale Avenue was arrested a few hours after Baltimore police say he fired several shots into a pickup truck, killing teenager Michelle Adrian and wounding a 19-year-old man on Tuesday. Police found Allen, charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault, in the same Southwest Baltimore neighborhood as the crime scene, Det. Vernon Davis said.
Mid-morning Tuesday, police had found the victims inside a 1994 pickup truck with Tennessee tags parked in the alley. Adrian was found sitting slumped and unresponsive in the cab while the man asked police for help. Both were transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center where Adrian, who is from the 7200 block of Picnic Woods Road in Middletown, was pronounced dead at 11:32 a.m.
The male victim, whose name police did not release, told detectives both he and the girl had driven to the Allendale neighborhood to buy drugs, Davis said. While in an alley, the male victim told police, Allen came up to the truck with a gun and asked the pair if they "wanted to die," Davis said.
The male put the truck in drive and police said Allen fired several shots into the cab. The male victim, suffering only graze wounds, told police he watched Allen sneak through a hole in a fence behind the truck and disappear.
He gave police a description of the shooter — a black man with a short haircut wearing an orange jacket and blue jeans. Officers recognized that person to be Allen, who was known to hang around the neighborhood, Davis said. They canvassed the blocks surrounding the crime scene and found Allen a few hours later. A lawyer representing Allen was not yet known and Allen's relatives could not be found immediately on Wednesday.