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Arrest made in killing near mayor’s home

Baltimore police have charged a teenager in a killing that happened near Mayor Sheila Dixon’s house last month.

Tevon Allen, 18, of Baltimore, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jordan Brown, 21, on July 30. After Mr. Brown was shot less than a half-mile from Mrs. Dixon’s home, he called police and attempted to drive himself to a hospital.

On the way, he saw a police car belonging to a member of the mayor’s protection detail parked off Edmondson Avenue near Winans Way. The officer called an ambulance, but Mr. Brown was later pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital.

Police have not released a motive.


Escaped rape suspect turns himself in

A man who was accidentally released from police custody after being charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl surrendered yesterday.

John Henri Palmont, 27, turned himself in to the Prince George’s County Jail at about 2 p.m., accompanied by his attorney.

Mr. Palmont is charged with sexually assaulting a girl who lived in his Capitol Heights neighborhood after he knocked on her door and was let in to use the phone. He was arrested Aug. 3.

He was in a secure ward of Prince George’s Hospital Center on Friday night, being treated for breaking his arm and cracking two ribs when he jumped out of a window during his arrest.

He left the hospital when a corrections officer walked into the wrong room and handed him release papers meant for another man.

Mr. Palmont is being held without bail and also will be charged with escaping from custody because he knew he should not have been released.

From wire dispatches and staff reports