Baltimore police arrest man after death of Upper Fells Point resident

A 52-year-old man was arrested in the killing of an Upper Fells Point man over Labor Day weekend, Baltimore Police said Sunday.

Eric Jones was taken into custody Saturday by warrant apprehension detectives, K-9 officers and members of the SWAT team, police said. He was transported to Central Booking and charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 52-year-old George Yurek.

Yurek, of the 1900 block of E. Pratt St., was found bleeding from the head in an alley in the 1000 block of Brentwood Ave. on Sept. 3. He told police he had been beaten by an unknown man the night before. He later died at the hospital, and the medical examiner ruled his death a homicide by blunt-force trauma.

Baltimore Police sought help from the public in identifying a man in reference to the homicide, and the information they obtained led to an arrest warrant. Jones, who is waiting to see a court commissioner, also has open warrants for first-degree assault and failure to register as a sex offender, according to police.

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