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Essex shooting suspect apprehended in North Carolina, charged in December homicide

An Essex teen has been charged in the December fatal shooting of another teen outside an Essex McDonald’s after being apprehended in North Carolina, Baltimore County Police say.

Anton Hosea Elsezy Jr., who turned 18 in February, has been charged with first degree murder and the use of a firearm in a felony for the murder of 18-year-old Tyron Deandre Davis.

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In Maryland, those who are at least 14-years-old and charged with murder may be charged as an adult, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger said.

Police issued a warrant for Elsezy’s arrest on Dec. 6. Elsezy, an Essex resident, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Task Force in North Carolina on May 5, police said.

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Police responded to the 200 block of Back River Neck Road in Essex just before 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 for a report of shots fired. They found Davis, of the 900 block of Lowe Road in Middle River, suffering from at least one gunshot wound, officials said.

David was transported by medics to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and died from his injuries the next day.

Davis and another man had approached a group of men standing outside the McDonald’s, police said. Davis briefly spoke with them before walking away. Police said Elsezy, who was among the group, pulled out a gun and shot Davis as he left.

Elsezy is awaiting extradition from a North Carolina facility where he’s currently being held, a police spokesman said.

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