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Arrest made in robbery of Deputy Police Commissioner

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 14:45:11-04

BALTIMORE — Two 16-year-old boys were arrested for the armed robbery of the Deputy Commissioner near Patterson Park on the evening of July 20.

Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy was walking with his wife in the 2200 block of East Pratt Street at about 9 p.m. when they said a white SUV stopped and two men, thought to be around 18 years old, got out of the car and approached the couple. One of the men pulled out a handgun and demanded Murphy and his wife’s property, taking a purse, a wallet, cash, and their cell phones. The couple was unharmed.

After the robbery, the suspects fled north on Patterson Park Avenue.

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Friday, police arrested Kahree Fowlkes, of the 5100 block of Terrance Drive, and Kamal Godwin, of the 1400 block of N. Central Avenue. They were charged as adults with armed robbery. They were also charged with carjacking in a separate case.

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Following the attack, Murphy said he was still resolute about staying in Baltimore and helping enact the change that has been mandated by the Consent to Decree. Murphy is a civilian employee of the department in charge of consent decree compliance. Harrison brought him to Baltimore from New Orleans, where Murphy helped that department navigate its consent decree.

On July 24, another civilian employee of the department was attacked and robbed just blocks from police headquarters. At about 6 a.m., the employee was walking in the unit block of Albermale Street, near the intersection with East Lombard Street, when three suspects attacked him, striking him multiple times, ransacking his pockets and taking his car keys, which they then used to steal his vehicle.

Video of the brutal beating was released Thursday. Police are currently offering a reward of up to $32,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.