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Man, 28, is charged in fatal shooting of teen

Police said they have arrested and charged a 28-year-old man in the fatal shooting Jan. 28 of a teenager in Northwest Baltimore. Dewayne Lawrence, 17, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle as it pulled out of the Cedonia Inn in the 5900 block of Moravia Road when a gunman fired numerous rounds into the vehicle, police said. Lawrence was struck at least once in the head. Although police did not provide a motive, a spokesman said it appeared that Lawrence was not the intended target. Police said yesterday that Eric Evans of the 5600 block of Lothian St. was arrested and charged Jan. 30 with first-degree murder and weapons violations in the shooting. They also said Evans has a criminal history and was required to register as a gun offender after he was released from prison in September.

Justin Fenton

Neighbors' suspicions lead to burglary, drug arrest

Anne Arundel County authorities made a burglary arrest with the help of residents who called police after they spotted a man putting electrical tape over apartment door peepholes. About 10 p.m. Monday, officers were called to the 2000 block of Governor Thomas Bladen Way in Annapolis, where they spoke with residents who had seen the man acting suspiciously, police said. While they were talking, the man returned to the parking lot and officers confronted him, finding tools consistent with those used to burglarize one of the apartments, police said. "Witnesses were just being vigilant," said Justin Mulcahy, a police spokesman. Their action "definitely was instrumental in helping officers," he added. The man, who was wanted on an open warrant, also possessed marijuana, police said. Charged with burglary and marijuana possession was Lamar Ali Carroll, 34, of Washington, police said.

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