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Baltimore man charged with mother’s killing, police say

Baltimore Police arrested and charged Tyrell Barnes with first degree murder on Jan. 9, 2020.
Baltimore Police arrested and charged Tyrell Barnes with first degree murder on Jan. 9, 2020. (Baltimore Police Department)

A Baltimore man has been charged with the killing of his 59-year-old mother in North Baltimore on Monday.

Officers responded around 5 p.m. to a home in the 800 block of Wilbert Ave. for a report of an assault. Neighbors reportedly told a 911 operator that 30-year-old Tyrell Barnes was having a “medical episode,” police spokeswoman detective Chakia Fennoy said Thursday.

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Upon arrival, officers found Barnes being subdued by a neighbor. Barnes gave statements to officers that directed them to check inside of his home.

Inside, officers found 59-year-old Constance Price-Barnes suffering from massive trauma to her head. Medics took the woman to Johns Hopkins Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:42 p.m., police said.

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Barnes was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital where he underwent a psychiatric evaluation. After he was discharged from the hospital, detectives took him to central booking and charged him with first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and other charges.

No attorney was listed in court records as representing Barnes.

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