2 men, teen charged in 3 murders


Two men and a 17-year-old youth have been charged in three Baltimore murders committed during the last four months.

* On Wednesday, city police charged Wilbert Louis Davis, 31, of the 1800 block of Presstman St. with first-degree murder and a handgun violation in the Sept. 16 slaying of Andre Williams, 33. Mr. Davis already was in custody, being held on $500,000 bail while facing drug charges.

Mr. Williams suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest as he sat in his car in the 1800 block of N. Rosedale St. in West Baltimore. He was pronounced dead at Liberty Medical Center minutes after a friend drove him there in the bullet-riddled automobile. Mr. Williams lived in the 300 block of Straw Hat Road in Owings Mills

* Tyrone Robinson of the 5000 block of Cordelia Ave. in Pimlico has been charged with the Dec. 24 slaying of Derrick Michael Thomas, 20, of the 4400 block of Wentworth Road in Forest Park.

Mr. Thomas was shot about 3 a.m. in the 500 block of Bloom St. in West Baltimore.

Mr. Robinson, 21, was charged with first-degree murder, a handgun violation and "a number of other charges," said Agent Doug Price, a city police spokesman. The suspect was booked yesterday at the Central District where he was being held in the lockup while waiting to go before a court commissioner for a bail hearing.

* Donte Jerome Smith, 17, of the 2000 block of E. Lanvale St. was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree murder and a handgun violation in the death of Dwayne Tyrone Pride, 21, who was received several gunshot wounds shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Smith was being held without bail at the Eastern District lockup yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Pride was pronounced dead 20 minutes later after being rushed to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He lived in the 1600 block of E. Lafayette St.

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