Suspect Identified After House Firebombed in Baltimore
BALTIMORE – Baltimore City police have identified a man they believe firebombed a house in East Baltimore killing two teens and injuring six others.
Antonio Wright, 26, of E. Preston Avenue has been named Public Enemy #1, and has yet to be arrested, reported Fox 45 Baltimore.
Wright deliberately threw two Molotov cocktails into the home, based upon the police account of the crime.
Baltimore City fire crews responded to the structure fire on Greenmount Avenue around 5:00 a.m. Saturday.
Firefighters battled the flames and had them extinguished around 5:26 a.m. But once the fire was put out they found two deceased male victims. In total, eight people were in the home. A 20 year old woman jumped out of the residence from the top floor. She was taken to a local hospital with undisclosed, yet life-threatening injuries.
The remaining five victims suffered non-life threatening injuries. The victims who were not seriously injured have been identified as a four-year-old boy, an 11-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, a 17-year-old girl and a 38-year-old woman.
Two Perish in Firebombed Baltimore Home
Officials discovered that a victim injured in a non-fatal shooting two nights prior in the area, ran into the row home for safety on Greenmount Avenue.
Detectives are investigating to determine if there’s a connection between Thursday night’s shooting and the fire bombing.
Fox 45 reported a $12,000 reward has been offered for anyone with information leading to the arrest of Antonio Wright in the double murder investigation.
Reward for Information
Police & ATF are offering a combined $12k reward for anyone with information that leads to arrest of Antonio Wright, wanted for murder. https://t.co/hfJIYPfndj
— Kelly Andersen FOX45 (@KellyFox45) March 20, 2017
(Photo source Baltimore City Police)