BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man has been charged with murder after a fatal Fourth of July shooting in Arbutus.

Police say the victim, 46-year-old Charles Edward Watson Jr. of Baltimore, was visiting his girlfriend in the 1000 block of South Beechfield Avenue when 27-year-old Raymond Vladas Armalis Jr. arrived at the home just before 8 p.m. The two men began to argue outside.

At some point, Armalis went inside and retrieved a gun, walked back outside and shot Watson at least once in the upper body, according to authorities.

A neighbor called 9-1-1. Police arrived and took Armalis into custody without incident.

The first officers on the scene began life-saving efforts on Watson, who was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma, but he was later pronounced deceased.

Armalis is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bail status.

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  1. This was my homeboy that was murdered by this sissyfied coward who couldn’t handle himself or an ass whipping, so he had to go get a gun and shoot him in the upper body killing him on the 4th of July and right in front of his girlfriend and children! It’s takes a low life coward to do something like that to another human being, if you don’t like someone, then stay the hell away from them, you don’t end their life over something so petty and stupid as a fight & agreement, it’s just not worth it, because now both of their lives has ended, but at least this COWARD still is breathing, which he shouldn’t be! He won’t last long in Prison!

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