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Police discuss Monday night arrests at Lor Scoota vigil on radio show

Tactics used by police at Monday night's vigil for Lor Scoota in West Baltimore were to restore law and order, said three members of Baltimore Police Department on Tuesday.

TJ Smith, Jeremy Silbert and Lt. Jarron Jackson spoke during the weekly "BPD Case Files" segment of The C4 show on WBAL radio about the vigil, the search for Lor Scoota's killer and progress made among community groups and police.

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The arrests occured after people began climbing on vehicles and throwing objects at police, they said. The majority of people present were peaceful and the arrests should not take away from why people were on the streets, they added.

Clarence Mitchell IV, host of The C4 Show, and police asked listeners to look past Lor Scoota's past and recognize the difference he made in the community at the time he was killed.

They did not discuss a possible suspect but said the act of shooting the Baltimore rapper at a busy intersection in broad daylight is a sign the suspect has a violent past and may act again.

Police are asking anyone with information about Lor Scoota's murder to text information to the tip line at 443-902-4824 or email at homicidetips@baltimorepolice.org.

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