Baltimore police named a 19-year-old man Tuesday as the suspect in an early-November killing in Northeast Baltimore, warning the public that he remains on the loose, "armed and extremely dangerous."
Police detectives and the U.S. Marshals Service are looking for Tavon Barnett, who they say fatally shot 29-year-old Terrance Seale on Nov. 3 in his apartment in the New Northwood neighborhood.
Seale's wife, Marie, and sons, ages 3 and 5, were in the home and witnessed the shooting, Marie Seale said. Police confirmed that she and her sons were in the home at the time of the shooting.
"If they do eventually catch him, and I know they will," she said Tuesday, "I want to know why."
Marie Seale said Barnett was an acquaintance of her husband, whom he knew through the online radio station where he was a deejay. But she said they weren't friends.
On Nov. 3, Terrance Seale, who worked at a company that makes automatic doors, went outside his home on the 1200 block of Linworth Ave. to warm up the car, she said. When he returned, he was accompanied by a man who wore a hood and was talking on a cellphone. Not sensing any threat, Marie Seale went back into her room. But it wasn't long before she said she and her children saw and heard the man fire several shots at Terrance Seale, striking him several times before the man fled.
Marie Seale didn't immediately recognize the shooter until she began talking to her husband's friends and began to piece together recollections that it might have been Barnett, who she said went by "Twin." For years, she said, Barnett hung around her husband's radio station near Pimlico Race Course and when it was based near Gleneagle Road in Northeast Baltimore.
Maryland court records show Barnett living on the 1100 block of Gleneagle Road in March, when he faced a marijuana possession charge that was not prosecuted.
Investigators say Barnett is known to frequent the area of the 5600 block of The Alameda and a Walmart store in Cockeysville. Law officers are also searching other areas outside Baltimore and other states Barnett may have fled to.
He is described as a 6-foot-2, 180-pound black man with gold front teeth, short hair and a tattoo on his right arm.
Police urged anyone with information to contact the Baltimore Police Department's homicide section at 410-396-2100 or to call 911. Callers may remain anonymous, police said.
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