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Arnold man, 23, held in slaying of teen-ager


A 23-year-old Arnold man was charged yesterday with murdering a teen-ager last month in a dispute over a girl, Annapolis police reported.

Freddie Lee Daniels Jr. was arrested about 11 p.m. at his grandmother's house in the first block of Old Frederick Road in Arnold, police said.

He was charged with first-degree murder, carjacking, battery, kidnapping, reckless endangerment and the use of a handgun in the commission of a felony. Mr. Daniels was being held yesterday without bail at the county Detention Center.

Detectives said they received at tip at 6 p.m. Wednesday that Mr. Daniels would be at his grandmother's home. They watched the home for several hours before they saw a red Datsun 280Z pull into the driveway, detectives said.

A short time later officers arrested Mr. Daniels in the bathroom, police said.

He is charged in the May 6 shooting of DeWayne Durley during an argument over a girl in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. in the Robinwood neighborhood of Annapolis. The 16-year-old Annapolis High School student was shot once in the back and died at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Witnesses told police the teen-ager had quarreled with a man. A few minutes after the dispute, a car pulled up to the curb near the Durley youth, and a man stepped out and fired three or four shots at him, police said.

Police said the youth ran a few feet and collapsed.

After the shooting, the assailant flagged down a passing car and threatened to kill two men in the front seat if they didn't drive him away, said witnesses who were sitting on their porches.

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