Man sought in fatal Baltimore fire surrenders to police

Police said Antonio Tyrell Wright threw two Molotov cocktails deliberately into a home that killed two teens


Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police say a man wanted in a firebombing that left two teenagers dead and six people injured has surrendered to authorities.

Spokesman T.J. Smith said at a news conference that 26-year-old Antonio Tyrell Wright contacted the department Monday and made arrangements to turn himself in near the scene of Saturday's fire in East Baltimore.

Damage is seen on a house where a fatal fire occurred overnight in Baltimore, Friday, March 3, 2017, where officials say two people died and four people were critically injured. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Damage is seen on a house where a fatal fire occurred overnight in Baltimore, Friday, March 3, 2017, where officials say two people died and four people were critically injured. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Police say Wright threw two Molotov cocktails deliberately into the residence in the 1200 block of Greenmount Avenue.

Firefighters found the bodies of two teenagers, 19-year-old Shi-Heem Sholto and 17-year-old Tyrone James in the home.

Wright is charged with first-degree murder, assault and arson.

Six others, ranging in age from 4 to 38, were hospitalized. Smith says that one of the victims remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

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