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Man, 19, arrested in April homicide in Baltimore

19-year-old arrested in April homicide in Baltimore

A 19-year-old Baltimore man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of another man in the city in April, according to Baltimore Police.

Randy Bemks was arrested at his home in the 4800 block of Reisterstown Road on Saturday by members of the city's Warrant Apprehension Task Force, police said.

Detectives identified him as a suspect in the April 7 shooting of 33-year-old Antowan Baker after a witness identified him from an array of photographs, according to court records. The witness said Bemks shot Baker, "then stood over him and continued to shoot him in the head before attempting to shoot another male and fleeing the scene," court records say.

Baker was shot in the 2100 block of W. Pratt Street, in the city's Carrollton Ridge neighborhood, about 5:30 p.m.

Bemks is charged with first-degree and second-degree murder, first-degree and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two gun violations in Baker's death, according to court records.

Bemks is also charged with attempted first-degree and attempted second-degree murder, first-degree and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in relation to his allegedly shooting at the second man at the scene, according to court records.

Bemks is being held without bail, according to court records. He did not have an attorney listed as of Monday afternoon.

Police initially provided an incorrect spelling for Bemks' last name. It has been corrected here.

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