Former 'Public Enemy No. 1' killed in east Baltimore Friday

    Antonio Wright was killed in a double shooting in east Baltimore (left) after being acquitted of murder charges.

    BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A man once named the city's "Public Enemy No. 1" was killed Friday morning in a double shooting in east Baltimore, just a few blocks from the Johns Hopkins Hospital/Kennedy Krieger complex.

    Antonio Wright, formerly Baltimore's most wanted man, had been cleared of all charges in an east Baltimore firebombing that killed two people in March 2017.


    He turned himself in, surrendering via Facebook Live, but was ultimately acquitted. (Prosecutors also accused Wright of firing at a group, including five adults and two children, as they were going into a Greenmount Avenue home in 2017, reports FOX45's Joy Lepola.)

    Friday, shots rang out on Biddle at Bond streets. It was just a few blocks from where Antonio Wright used to live.

    Wright was found dead; a still-unidentified 26-year-old man was also injured.

    During the firebombing trial, prosecutors argued the crime stemmed from a neighborhood dispute.

    FOX45's Joy Lepola noted police scanner traffic indicates Wright may have been shot in the face.

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