Police have yet to identify a suspect in the fatal shooting of the popular Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota, according to a spokesman.
Three people were arrested for disorderly conduct Monday night after police closed several blocks and commanded a crowd of hundreds to disperse during a gathering to remember slain Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota.
Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the West Baltimore vigil was peaceful until a small number of people antagonized officers.
"There came a time when a few agitators decided to throw bricks and bottles at police officers," Davis said. "That's not going to happen in Baltimore."
The vigil began about 5 p.m. and by 8 p.m. the crowd had swelled and spilled into Pennsylvania Avenue.
Then two dozen police cars and vans arrived and filled the street. Police ordered the crowd to disperse. The people ignored their commands. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., more than 40 officers formed a line, shoulder to shoulder, across Pennsylvania Avenue. That began a standoff of more than two hours: officers slowly advancing, the crowd taunting and backing up.
"They're not going to shoot ya'll, trust me," she urged. "Get on the sidewalk, please."
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine Pugh arrived. She walked among the crowd, softly asking people to leave. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she was monitoring the situation closely.
"Is that the mayor?" people whispered, and asked Pugh for a picture.
"Please, please, go home," she said. "We're just trying to get everyone to clear the area."
Anyone with photos, videos or information related to the killing of Tyriece Watson, known as Lor Scoota, can text police, 443-902-4824, or email, email@example.com. People can also call the detectives at 410-396-2100.