BALTIMORE (WJZ) — He was dubbed “public enemy #1,” but now he’s behind bars. Antonio Wright is in police custody after turning himself into police Monday.
Police say Wright is behind a heinous firebombing, in which two Molotov cocktails were thrown into a home in the 1200 block of Greenmount Ave., leading to the deaths of two teenagers.
A video was posted on Facebook Monday afternoon. A woman claiming to be Wright’s wife shows “public enemy #1” being taken into custody.
“My name is Antonio Wright, I did not commit this crime…I did not do this, they showed you all pictures of my face, but they didn’t give you physical proof,” can be heard in the video.
The 26-year-old was dubbed Baltimore’s most wanted over the weekend. That’s when police released chilling video they say shows Wright firebombing a home in east Baltimore.
“He just didn’t give a damn who was in that house, just didn’t care,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.
Police say Wright kicked in a door and tossed in Molotov cocktails at a home in the 1200 block of Greenmount Ave.
Eight people were trapped inside the flames, and two teenagers died. A 20-year-old woman remains in critical condition after jumping from the third floor of the building during the fire.
Investigators believe it was an act of retaliation for a shooting just two days prior.
“We have information that there was some ongoing feud potentially between him and someone in the location,” said Baltimore PD spokesman T.J. Smith.
While Wright and loved ones proclaim he’s innocent, police say they’re confident he’s behind this brazen killing.
“The proclamation of innocence on social media, that’s something him and his lawyer will have to deal with,” said Smith.