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Police charge 15-year-old in murder of teen in Southwest Baltimore

Police arrested 15-year-old Tarik Kelly in connection with the late July fatal shooting of 17-year-old Blake Hammond in the Morrell Park neighborhood. (Courtesy of Baltimore Police)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Police have arrested a teenager in connection with the late July fatal shooting of 17-year-old Blake Hammond in the Morrell Park neighborhood.

Hammond was shot and killed on Washington Avenue near Spence Street at around 10:30 p.m. on July 28, according to police.

With help from witnesses and through gathering evidence over the last month, homicide detectives identified 15-year-old Tarik Kelly as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Last Saturday, Warrant Apprehension Task Force officers arrested Kelly and took him to the Central Booking and Intake Facility.

Kelly remains there without bail. He has been charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder, assault and other offenses.

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