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.

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    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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