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City police make arrests in two Edmondson Avenue shootings

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Baltimore Police detectives have made arrests in two recent shootings that occurred on the city's west side — both along Edmondson Avenue.

Tymel Harris, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder in the May 22 killing of 19-year-old Jerard Monroe, which occurred in the 2800 block of Edmondson Ave., near where the road connects with Route 40. Police said Monroe was standing in the block when a man shot him numerous times; 10 shell casings were covered.

Police said they interviewed "numerous" witnesses and reviewed video evidence before charging Harris. A motive was not provided. Harris was being held without bond, and no attorney was listed in court records.

Police also charged Dorcell Talley, 24, and Dominique Jones, 23, with a non-fatal shooting that occurred May 29 in the 1100 block of Edmondson Ave., in Harlem Park. The victim's name was redacted in court documents provided by police.

According to those charging documents, a police officer was flagged down by the victim, who said he had left a store and was walking eastbound when what he believed to be two men approached. One of them put a gun to his chin and went through his pockets, taking an iPhone, some cash, and his house keys, police said.

As the suspects began to run away, the victim fought back and during the altercation was shot in the upper thigh. The suspects fled but were seen running into a nearby apartment, where police say Jones resides.

Police said that "an individual that was present at the time of the incident" was interviewed by detectives and gave an account of what happened. Police said Talley and Jones were then identified through "double blind" photo lineups.

Both were being held without bond, and no attorneys were listed.

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