'Repeat Violent Offender' Shot Four People And Killed One, Baltimore Cops Said

Source: Baltimore police; MEGA

Apr. 25 2022, Published 9:08 a.m. ET

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A “repeat violent offender” shot four people, killing one, and now is behind bars, police said.

On Dec. 17, police in Baltimore responded to a reported shooing on West North Avenue.

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When officers arrived, they found Derrick Smith, 36, unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Baltimore police. There were all three other people with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Smith was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Police investigated and in February got a warrant for first-degree murder against Arthur McCaden, 36.

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A motive for the shooting has not been released.

He was later arrested in Pennsylvania as he tried to commit larceny in a convenience store, according to Baltimore police. Last week, McCaden was transported to Baltimore and officials charged with first-degree murder.

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Police described him as a “repeat violent offender” but did not offer further details.

Source: Baltimore police; MEGA

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