Man, 18, charged in shooting death of woman in Cherry Hill

Baltimore Police have charged an 18-year-old Abingdon man with fatally shooting a woman in Cherry Hill last week, according to court records. 

The records show that Queren L. Thomas, a 36-year-old whose last known address was in South Laurel, was found shot in the 200 block of Reedbird Ave. at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. Thomas had called 911 prior to her death and told police "that the person who was responsible for shooting her was a person that she picked up at 908 Coppin Court."

Detectives determined that Kentrell Brown was one of the people seen in Thomas' vehicle prior to her being shot and calling 911, and witnesses said Brown was armed with a gun when he got into Thomas' vehicle.

Police said last week that Thomas was driving a vehicle registered to a sedan service, though it was unclear whether she was picking up a fare at the time. A motive for the shooting is not disclosed; in recent years, police rarely include any information about a case beyond how the victim was found and that witnesses identified the suspect.

Brown is charged with first-degree murder and related charges including assault, discharging a firearm, and reckless endangerment. Court records show the arrest is Brown's first as an adult. 

While court records show Brown's last address as being in the Abingdon area of Harford County, a paternity case from the 1990s showed that Brown's mother lived in the 900 block of Coppin Court at that time.

Thomas' killing appears to be the first homicide that occurred in September that has been closed with an arrest. Police have closed other cases from prior months, but none that occurred in September.

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