Weekend violence: Two killed in city, county police make arrest in Rossville murder

Maurice Garnett White
Maurice Garnett White (Photo provided by Baltimore County Police Department)

Four people were shot - one fatally - and another man was stabbed to death between Friday and Sunday in Baltimore, while Baltimore County police solved a weekend murder in Rossville.

The most recent incident occurred Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Union Square neighborhood. Police identified the victim Monday as 47-year-old Orville Chamblee, of the 2700 block of E. Chase St.


Police said Monday that Chamblee was stabbed in the 1300 block of McHenry St. Officers were called to the intersection of w. Lombard St. and S. Calhoun St. around 3:10 p.m. Sunday and found Chamblee with a stab wound to the leg. Spokesman Kevin Brown said police believe Chamblee got into an argument that turned physical.

The other killing occurred Friday night, in the 1300 block of E. Federal St. A 17-year-old was shot in the leg and a 26-year-old was struck in the chest; the 26-year-old, who had not been publicly identified by police as of Monday morning, died from his injuries.

Anyone with information about either case was asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100. As of this morning, 19 people have been murdered in Baltimore, compared to 24 on this date last year.

In Baltimore County, county detectives made an arrest in a killing that occurred early Saturday, The Sun's Steve Kilar reported. Maurice Garnett White, 32, of the 8500 block of Dempster Court in Parkville has been charged with the first-degree murder of Erwin Lee Whaley, 35, of the 3400 block of Mayfield Ave. in Belair-Edison, according to a statement Saturday evening from Lt. Robert McCullough, a spokesman for Baltimore County Police.

Around 2 a.m. police and fire officers responded to an apartment on Maidstone Court, where Whaley was found with at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Annapolis police were also investigating a shooting there, near the Harbour House apartments. Abe Anthony Henderson, 28, of Ellicott City, was found inside a vehicle parked on Hilltop Lane near Boxwood Road suffering from gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and left thigh.