BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 36-year-old man is under arrest in connection with a homicide last year in West Baltimore, authorities said Friday.
Arthur McCaden is charged with first-degree murder and other offenses related to the December 2021 shooting death of 36-year-old Derrick Smith, Baltimore Police said. He remains in custody while awaiting trial.READ MORE: Teen, Man Injured In East Baltimore Shooting
Smith was among five people found shot about 7:49 p.m. Dec. 17 along West North Avenue while officers checked out a ShotSpotter alert, police previously reported.READ MORE: Neighbors Demand Action On Baltimore’s Persistent Violent Crime As Mayor, Council Talk Strategy
The 36-year-old was taken to a hospital for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds, but he did not survive.
About six weeks later, homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging McCaden, described as a repeat violent offender, with murder in Smith’s killing.MORE NEWS: How To Avoid Heat-Related Illness This Blistering Weekend
McCaden was taken into custody on Feb. 23 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he was arrested in an unrelated theft case, police said. He was transferred on Tuesday to Baltimore.