BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 16-year-old from Baltimore was arrested Wednesday and charged in the murder of Marco Nunez, a Fells Point bouncer who was shot and killed last week.
#baltimore police announce the arrest of a 16yr old male in connection to the death of 30yr old Marco Nunez. I spoke with Marco’s family on the phone, they say although they are relieved with the arrest, it does not bring him back. @wjz pic.twitter.com/wSZU4AjH8S
— Kelsey Kushner (@KelseyKushnerTV) May 4, 2022
The unnamed teen was arrested about 2 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Cherry Hill Road. After being questioned by homicide detectives, he’s being taken to Central Booking, where he will be charged as an adult with first-degree murder.READ MORE: Teen, Man Injured In East Baltimore Shooting
“The fact that he was 16, it’s absolutely shocking it’s crazy,” Robert Gorham siad.
The bouncer of Rodos Bar was found with multiple gunshot wounds outside Riptide Bar in the 1700 block of Thames Street around 1 a.m. April 25. He was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Nunez was trying to “prevent an altercation between two groups” when he was shot, police said.READ MORE: Neighbors Demand Action On Baltimore’s Persistent Violent Crime As Mayor, Council Talk Strategy
”I had a heck of a smile on my face—not going to lie—when I saw the news,“ one of Nunez’s friends said.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said Monday that detectives investigating the shooting were following “some promising leads“ in the case. Police are no longer looking for the persons of interest in the case.MORE NEWS: How To Avoid Heat-Related Illness This Blistering Weekend