2 arrested for fatal daytime shooting of on-duty Baltimore bus driver
Baltimore cops arrested two people allegedly connected to the killing of an on-duty bus driver.
Cameron Kane Silcott, 24, and Nichelle Nicole Greene, 27, were apprehended after a three-hour standoff at the Perkins Homes housing project, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Police did not immediately say what charges Silcott and Greene face.
Bus driver Marcus Parks, 51, had just emptied his bus on busy Fayette Street at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday when an individual attempted to board, cops told Fox 45 Baltimore.
When Parks refused the man’s entry, the two got into an argument that culminated in the individual stealing Parks’ bag, then shooting him when he gave chase, the TV station said.
A witness told the Sun the perp shot Parks, then approached his body on the ground and fired again.
Baltimore city has had 256 homicides this year, according to police stats tracked by the newspaper — down slightly from 262 at the same point in 2019.
Parks, a Maryland Transit Administration driver for two decades, was a “personal friend” of Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, the Sun said.
Young said the two would often attend high school basketball games together in East Baltimore.
”We used to joke all the time about who was going to pay for lunch, and he would always win,” he said.
“Just a great guy. And people rallied around him when they had conflict because Marcus always had a way of making you see that it ain’t that serious.”
Police are investigating whether Parks and his assailant knew one another, the Sun said.
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