Baltimore Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 18-Year-Old

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Today, the Baltimore Police Department announces the arrest of 18-year-old Marcellus Lavay Walls of Washington, D.C., for October 23, 2021, shooting that occurred on the 2300 block of Argonne Avenue.

Investigators believe Walls shot the 18-year-old male victim in the chest, from which he sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Walls was transported to the Northeast District where he was interviewed by detectives and then taken to Central Booking where he was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and various handgun violations.

Marcellus Walls remains in Central Booking where he is being held without bail until his trial.

“These continued acts of violent crime are unacceptable and will not be tolerated by our communities or members of the Baltimore Police Department. We will continue to work with our residents and all of our law enforcement partners in not only arresting those responsible but to also facilitate sustained engagement with individuals connected to violence,” said Commissioner Michael Harrison. “When bad actors commit acts of violence, we will find you and hold you accountable.”

“I want to thank the Baltimore Police Department and Morgan State University for their determined efforts,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “This arrest sends a clear message that gun violence will not be tolerated in Baltimore, and those responsible for performing these cowardly acts will be held accountable.”

This arrest is an example of the hard work and dedication that our detectives put forth to solve cases. It is also a testament to the relentless efforts of the members of our Warrant Apprehension Task Force to catch violent offenders, and our community members who help us identify and apprehend those responsible for causing the violence in our city