Police make arrest in killing of Baltimore City College lacrosse captain

Baltimore Police said Friday they’ve made an arrest in the killing of a 17-year-old Baltimore City College lacrosse captain.

Shawn Little, 20, has been arrested and charged in the shooting that killed Ray Glasgow III and injured an 18-year-old fellow student on Saturday night.

Glasgow and the other teen were shot while sitting in a car parked on South Eden Street, near the City Springs Elementary/Middle School field.

Glasgow was one of two teens killed in the city in less than a week, and the seventh so far this year. By this time last year, 10 teenagers had been killed in Baltimore.

Police on Friday identified the other teen killed on Tuesday as Jordan Deshields, 16.

Police have not disclosed a motive in Glasgow’s killing.

The now suspended Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said previously that Glasgow was not the intended target of the shooting.

Little did not have an attorney listed in online court records.

Several hours after his arrest Friday, more than a hundred teachers, students and relatives gathered at Glasgow’s viewing in North Baltimore.

Several close friends of Glasgow from Baltimore City College had tears in their eyes. A few hunched over, sobbing outside the Vaughn Greene Funeral Home.

Inside, childhood pictures of Glasgow playing in the snow, on the football field and with his family played on a widescreen above his casket as mourners paid their respects.

Kenneth Murray, 18, stood outside the funeral home. He was teammates with Glasgow on the College Knights football team.

“It’s been hard to think or work at school,” said Murray, rubbing tears from his eyes. “I couldn’t focus last week anywhere — not in class, in the gym, in the field.”

Teachers told students they were leaving their doors open so they could cry or talk privately with them, Murray said.

Two relatives of Glasgow, Valescia Graham and Wanda Newton, stood outside with T-shirts they had made with several pictures of him and “Love you Nephew,” and “Long live Pooda” on them.

“Thank God!” they said when they heard the alleged shooter had been arrested.

Glasgow’s father, Ray Glasgow Jr., 35, said in a recent interview that his son had a bright future, and was interested in attending Hampton University where he recently toured.

“He was a better me. I used to tell him that all the time,” his father said. “If I could be anybody in the world I would want to be him, because the sky was the limit for him. He was an unbelievable kid.”

In addition to lacrosse and football, Glasgow worked for his father’s painting business.

City College football coach Michael Hamilton said he’d seen Glasgow practicing with the lacrosse team Saturday. When his players told him about their teammate’s death that night, he couldn’t believe it, he said.

“I was so shattered,” he said. “What is there not to say about Ray? He’s just the epitome of a good kid. Great student, great athlete, great kid.”

Glasgow recently finished his first season on the varsity football team, Hamilton said. While his playing time had been limited due to the number of seniors ahead of him, Glasgow showed promise and had been “earmarked to be very instrumental” next season, he said.

“A lot of guys are taking it so hard because they were drawn to him,” Hamilon said. “He was a motivator. He kept the guys motivated. … He was very athletic, very energetic.”

The lacrosse team played their first game without Glasgow Monday night against Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical for the city championship. The team had draped his black and orange jersey, No. 10, on the bench.

Without their captain, they lost 9-7.

Baltimore Sun reporters Tim Prudente, Catherine Rentz and Colin Campbell contributed to this article.

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