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Man, 25, fatally shot in Brooklyn Park home

Anne Arundel County police said a 25-year-old man was fatally shot early yesterday inside a Brooklyn Park home by someone who might have been standing outside the house. About 2 a.m., residents inside a home in the 500 block of Cedar Hill Road called police after one of the occupants was shot. Officers found Rudolph Allen Turner Jr. wounded in the upper body; he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Police said they had no suspects.

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17-year-old charged with armed robbery

Members of the regional warrant apprehension task force arrested a 17-year-old boy at his Northwest Baltimore home early yesterday in connection with an armed robbery in July, authorities said. Officers on the task force, which is made up of city police and members of other law-enforcement agencies, went to Shakir Ferguson's house in the 3700 block of Woodbine Ave. and arrested him without incident about 4 a.m. He is accused of robbing a man July 29 in the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Ave., police said. He was charged as an adult with armed robbery, assault and other related offenses, police said.

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Murder trial begins for man accused in stabbings

A member of the MS-13 gang went on trial in Baltimore County yesterday in the stabbing deaths of two men who prosecutors say accidentally flashed hand gestures of a rival gang while drinking at a Baltimore club in 2006. Enrique Ricardo Pizzaro Silva, 23, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors are seeking life in prison without the possibility of parole. Officially known as Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13 has long held a prominent and violent foothold in the Washington suburbs but has more recently branched out to the Baltimore area. Baltimore County police have said the deaths of Herrim Geovanny Alverez Salmaron, 26, and Hever Joel Gonzalez Garcia, 27, were the first MS-13-related killings in the county. The men's bodies were found Jan. 7, 2006, on fields at Arbutus Middle School. Salmaron had 70 stab wounds and Garcia had 106, prosecutor Rodney E. Hill told jurors. Two co-defendants have pleaded guilty in the case. At least two other suspects are believed to have fled to El Salvador, prosecutors said.

Jennifer McMenamin

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