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Baltimore man dies in fatal shooting, suspect arrested and accused of murder

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Dec. 13 2021, Published 2:34 p.m. ET

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A 46-year-old Baltimore man was found with a gunshot wound to his head and now police say a suspect has been arrested and charged with his murder.

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Around 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, the Baltimore Police Department said officers responded to a call regarding a shooting.

At the scene, cops found 46-year-old John Wilford, Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Medics took him to John Hopkins Hospital, where he died a short time later, officials said.

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An investigation started and detectives said they obtained pertinent information about the case, which led them to identifying a suspect and an arrest warrant was obtained.

On Dec. 6, police said 37-year-old Derrick Creek was arrested in Allegany County and transported back to Baltimore’s Central Booking. Investigators did not release a possible motive for the shooting.

Creek was charged with first-degree murder and remains at Central Booking without bail, officials said.

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