BALTIMORE, MD – A murder occurred in Baltimore at the end of last week. As a result, police arrested and charged Arnold Johnson. He is a thirty-two-year-old man, who police arrested in the killing of his ex-girlfriend last week in Northeast Baltimore. Police disclosed this information early this week in a press release.
Apparently, police charged and arrested Johnson last Friday, February 15. He was charged for the killing of Maryann Wellington, who was a twenty-nine-year-old woman. She died of fatal gunshot wounds earlier that day. Allegedly, she was shot in the 4900 block of Goodnow Ave. in northeast Baltimore Friday morning.
When emergency personnel found Wellington, she had multiple gunshot wounds. The wounds were to her head, as well as her chest. A medic pronounced Wellington dead at the scene.
Baltimore Murder Suspect in Custody
Officers transported Johnson from the 700 block of Oystercove Drive in Grasonville, Queen Anne’s County. They took him to the Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center. There, officers charged him with first- and second-degree murder. They are still holding him, though the police have not set court date.
Wellington is the mother of a three-year-old boy. It is not clear where the child is at this time. However, you can assume that the boy is with extended family. We don’t know if the boy was present or near when this tragedy happened, but we hope that he will at least have no memory of this terrible event.
The family have scheduled a viewing for March 1st for Wellington’s body. This will be held at the Marzullo Funeral Chapel. They plan to have a wake and then a service following it on March 2nd at Bethel United Church.
The fate of Johnson is not yet certain. Time will tell if he’ll be convicted and what sentence may result from the charges.