Baltimore police seek suspect in firebomb killings

"Antonio Wright threw Molotov cocktails in the house and he just didn't give a damn who was in that house, he didn't care", said Commissioner Kevin Davis. Both were released from hospitals, police said.

Karleen sholto/victim's mother 63227 "We need to value life this gotta stop, it gotta stop", said Karleen Sholton, the mother of Shi-Heem Sholto, who along with Tyronne James, died in the fire. Police say the teens were pronounced dead on the scene by medics and that six additional victims ranging in age from 4 to 38 were taken to a hospital.

"We've caught every other Public Enemy No. 1, and we intend to catch Antonio Wright", Davis said. He says that investigators were trying to determine if they were targeted.

There is a new Public Enemy No. 1 in Baltimore, and anyone who knows where he is may earn up to $12,000 in reward money, police say. But he was not in that house at the time of the firebombing, police said.

"We are not sure if the victims were targeted, but the house was", Smith said.

Firefighters responded to the 1200 block of Greenmount Avenue at 5 a.m. on Saturday and found two bodies in the top level of the rowhouse in east Baltimore.

Smith added that there was a non-fatal shooting in the area on Thursday, two days before the fire broke out.

When crews arrived, they were faced with heavy smoke and fire showing from multiple floors of the home.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP.

  • Larry Hoffman