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Baltimore man arrested seven months after being charged with murder

A 25-year-old Baltimore man wanted on murder charges since September in a fatal Northwest Baltimore shooting was located living a half-mile away and arrested over the weekend, Baltimore police said.

David Murray, of the 2500 block of Shirley Avenue in the Greenspring neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore, was arrested on his block Saturday in the fatal shooting of Kevin Bailey, 43, which occurred in the nearby 4300 block of Reisterstown Road on Sept. 22, police said.

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The next day, on Sept. 23, a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment, as well as three gun charges, according to court records.

Asked why it took so long to locate Murray, a police spokeswoman said "every case is different."

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Murray had a different address at the time of the shooting, she said.

A man who was shot in Baltimore in 2015 has died after developing pneumonia, which the medical examiner linked to his shooting injuries — making him the latest homicide victim in the city.

Murray was ordered held without bail until trial, according to court records. He could not be reached for comment and did not have an attorney listed.

Murray managed to avoid detection despite a massive warrant sweep in the city in January and February, in which federal, state and local authorities arrested hundreds of people with open warrants.

Bailey's killing was during a particularly violent 14-hour period in Baltimore in September, during which four people were killed and two others were wounded in six different shootings across the city.

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