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Police arrest driver in killing of 12-year-old while eluding officers

Police arrest driver in killing of 12-year-old while eluding officers

Baltimore police said Friday they have arrested a man sought in connection with the deaths of two youths in as many days last week — a violent sequence that had investigators scrambling to identify a suspect based only on vague witness descriptions.

The violence began with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Oscar Torres during a robbery early May 26. That led police to look for a stolen white Ford Fusion — and a suspect. The next day, police say, 20-year-old Kevin Simpson was driving that car when he slammed into a minivan as he fled police, killing a 12-year-old girl.

Injured in the crash, Simpson allegedly fled the scene, where authorities say they found his...

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