City police have charged a local middle school student and two New York men in the drug-related shotgun slaying of a Baltimore man whose body was found in a stream off the 5100 block of Cedgate Road.
Homicide Detective Dave Peckoo said the arrests Saturday of a 13-year-old Chinquapin Middle School student and two Queens, N.Y., residents came after he and Sgt. Gary Childs received information about suspects sought in the killing of Antonio Maurice Bowser, 20, of the 1800 block of Freedom Way North in northeast Baltimore.
Mr. Bowser's body was found Friday by children playing near Moore's Run. He had been shot at least five times with a shotgun in the torso, groin and head.
Detective Peckoo said the motive appeared to be stolen drugs. The investigation showed that money and drugs that were part of a drug deal were kept instead of passed along.
The victim thought he was going target shooting near Moore's Run when he accompanied three young men to a wooded area near his home Friday, the detective said.
He said the investigation led to the arrests of the middle school student, and James Williams, 19, and Sean Holmes, 17, both of Queens in New York City.
The student was charged as a juvenile with being an accessory to the slaying and with conspiracy to commit murder.
He was being held at the Charles H. Hickey School in the Cub Hill section of Baltimore County.
Mr. Williams is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Young Holmes is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. They are being held in the Baltimore City Detention Center without bail.
Detective Peckoo said Mr. Williams and Mr. Holmes were arrested at their apartment in the 5000 block of Denview Way and were charged after an interview.
The 13-year-old, who hadn't attended school regularly, was arrested at his home.