Tanise Ervin was one of three people shot March 12 outside a carryout in the 900 block of Gorsuch Ave. in Better Waverly, steps away from where she lived with her mother in Serenity House, part of a woman's shelter run by the Sisters of Mercy and Sisters of Notre Dame.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi identified the suspect as James Cureton, of the 5200 block of Anthony Lane. He is being held without bail on unrelated armd robbery, assault and gun charges at the Baltimore City Detention Center, awaiting a May 3 trial on those charges.
Guglielmi said Cureton has been charged in an arrest warrant, which is in the process of being served. News of the arrest first appeared in an on-line neighborhood newsletter after police briefed North Baltimore residents on the case.