Baltimore police say they have made an arrest in the killing last week of a 53-year-old man, while officials also identified an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot in Southwest Baltimore.

Leroy Smith, 21, of the 1200 block of W. Mosher St., has been charged in the fatal stabbing of 53-year-old Eddie Nance, who was killed early Friday in the 600 block of George St., police said.

Nance was drinking with two friends in an apartment when two people, who were known to them, came over, police said. An argument over drugs broke out, which escalated to a fight, police said. One of the men began choking Nance, and the other went into the kitchen and retrieved a knife. Nance was stabbed in the chest.

The stabbing occurred in the Heritage Crossing development, a neighborhood of green lawns and brick homes that took the place of the notorious Murphy Homes towers.

Smith was picked up Oct. 29 and is being held without bond. His record contains pending drug cases and an assault conspiracy charge for which he was sentenced to five years in prison with four years and six months suspended.

Police also identified the 18-year-old shot Thursday night in the 1300 block of Braddish Ave. as Shyekee Wilson, of the 1900 block of Walbrook Ave. Wilson was found at 10:10 p.m. suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting occurred several blocks south of Coppin State University. Police said the case remains open and a motive was not clear.

justin.fenton@baltsun.com


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