- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 8, 2016

Baltimore City police have taken into custody their latest “Public Enemy No. 1,” a teen on the run who was wanted on murder charges for fatally stabbing a homeless man on Friday afternoon.

Police said Christopher Straham, 19, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant and faces the following charges: first-degree murder; second-degree murder; first- and second-degree assault; armed robbery; robbery; theft less than $100; and dangerous weapon with intent to injure.

The victim, a 73-year-old man who was walking with a cane and holding a plastic bag, was fatally stabbed multiple times in the abdomen near Pulaski Highway. Video taken from nearby surveillance cameras was released to the public on Saturday, sparking tips to police.

“MOMENTS AGO: Baltimore’s #PublicEnemy #1 taken into custody by patrol officers after tips from the community identify his location,” police tweeted Wednesday night.

“We believe the two had a pre-existing connection of some sort inside a fast-food restaurant close by the area,” police spokesman Chief T.J. Smith said at an earlier press conference, along with Commissioner Kevin Davis.

Police have not released the name of the victim because they are having difficulty reaching the next of kin, Commissioner Davis said.

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